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In which areas is the State the competent authority?

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In those areas where the Åland Parliament does not have law-making powers, Finnish State law applies in the same way as in other parts of the country.
These include:

  • foreign affairs
  • most areas of civil and criminal law
  • the court system
  • customs
  • State taxation

To ensure that Åland’s interests are taken into account also in these areas, Åland has a representative in the Finnish Parliament. Åland’s Member of Parliament is elected in the same way as other Finnish MPs.

The State Department of Åland is located in Statens ämbetshus in central Mariehamn.
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