Ålands Lagting – Parliament of Åland


Autonomy gives the Ålandic people the opportunity
to make laws about their own internal affairs.
The Parliament of Åland is the elected parliament.

About the Parliament

Ålands Lagting – Parliament of Åland

Autonomy gives the people of Åland the right to make laws on their internal affairs and to decide on the budget for the region of Åland. The legislature of Åland is called “lagting”, the Parliament.

The autonomy of Åland is regulated in the Act on the Autonomy of Åland (also known as the Autonomy Act). It can be amended by the Finnish Parliament in constitutional order and only with the consent of the Parliament of Åland. Changes in the separation of powers between Åland and Finland in general require an agreement between both parties. The current Act on the Autonomy of Åland entered into force on 1 January 1993.

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Tasks of the Parliament
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Participating in international cooperation
Approving international agreements
Contact information for the Parliament Office
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