San Marino. According to COUNTRYAAH, San Marino is the capital of San Marino which is located in Southern Europe. Nearly 59,000 people, both San Marines and others, were investigated by Italian police for possible tax evasion, involving a total of € 33 billion that was moved between Italy and San Marino. The investigation concerned five years until 2014, when San Marino agreed to an agreement on automatic exchange of financial information.
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According to preliminary results, slightly more than EUR 850 million was hidden from tax authorities during the period, while VAT cheats totaled more than EUR 153 million.
SAN MARINO. – The Social-Communists continued to govern the republic until the autumn of 1957, having once again won the elections of 14 August 1955: the Communists and Socialists had 35 seats, 23 for the Christian Democrats, 2 for the Social Democrats. But on 17 September six left-wing councilors passed over to the opposition, which was thus made up of 31 councilors against the 29 who now supported the government in office. The captain-regents reacted by dissolving the council and calling new elections. The opposition declared the government’s decision unconstitutional, moved to Rimini and on 1 October constituted a “provisional government” based in Rovereta. The “provisional government” was immediately recognized by the Italian government, which together provided to have the San Marino border closed by carabinieri. On 2 October the captain-regents asked the UN to send international police forces to SM. On October 7, the “provisional government” announced that it had recruited 110 former Italian carabinieri for a possible march on SM, but on the 11th the government in office gave up power by declaring in a proclamation that “the popular government of SM overwhelmed by forces resistance of a foreign government had ceased for the supreme good of the country “. The “provisional government” and its supporters returned to SM on the 14th, and on the 23rd the Council elected the new government, appointed the captains-regents and declared the 29 communist and socialist councilors lapsed. The new government was concerned, among other things, with entering into agreements with the Italy for the resolution of some pending disputes between the two states. On September 13, 1959, new elections were held according to a new electoral law, which, by requiring San Marino residents in Europe (mostly in Italy) to go in person to vote, perhaps damaged the left: the majority of the seats went to the alliance between Christian Democrats and independent Social Democrats (party formed to merge the Social Democrats and Dissident Socialists), with the following distribution: 27 seats for the Christian Democrats, 9 for the independents, 16 for the Communists and 8 for the Socialists. Immediately after the elections, on 8 October, rather serious sentences were issued against 27 leftists found guilty of “attack on the security of the state” for the events of 1957.
The new government abolished most of the reforms introduced by the Social-Communists. The agricultural life of the tiny republic is still closed in traditional structures; the only real resource is the frequency of tourists who come up in the summer for a short one-day visit from the seaside resorts of Romagna. The republic remains the only country in Europe that has not yet instituted a regular population census (in 1953 the registry calculations indicated a population of 13,000 people, of which 1,500 in the capital).