According to countryaah, despite cuts in Other Countries in Europe and neoliberal steps to dismantle the welfare state, San Marino has maintained its high standard of living and effective health care, considered one of the best in the world. The government seeks to maintain the high standard of living through a program of economic development, focusing in particular on support for traditional craftsmen and agriculture.
On April 1, 2003, Piermarino Menicucci and Giovanni Giannoni were elected Capitanes Regentes while Augusto Casali was appointed Secretary of State and Foreign Minister.
In October 2004, Giuseppe Arzilli and Roberto Raschi were elected regents. Fiorenzo Stolfi was appointed Secretary of State and Foreign Minister.
The Socialist Party and the Democrats increased their mandate share in the June 2006 election, reaching 20 – just one less term than the ruling Christian Democrats. One of the biggest challenges facing the new coalition government was to increase transparency and efficiency in parliament and improve relations between this and the heads of state.
PDCS leader Ernesto Benedettini declared in August 2007 that San Marino needed an independent project to secure its water supply.