Aland. The so-called Åland delegation said in a statement
to the Finnish JO in January that Ålandic place names on
maps should be written in Swedish. There had then been
complaints on official Finnish maps with Finnish names.
According to the Åland delegation, which has the task of
commenting on issues related to Åland's autonomy, the
authorities must take into account that, according to the
Self-Government Act, Åland is unanimously Swedish.
In an opinion poll in September, the S-led government
held its position among voters, while the opposition
declined. Land Council Camilla Gunell's party The Social
Democrats increased a bit, while the coalition partner
Center went back but remained the largest party. Governing
the Moderates increased, while the future of oppositional
Åland went backwards.
In the autumn, the future of Åland criticized how the
provincial government handled the issue of Sweden's position
on Åland. In an open letter to the Land Council, among other
things, concerns that the police will not receive further
training in Swedish and that much of the Finnish
authorities' service is not available in Swedish for
In October, the government parties The Moderates and the
Unbound Assembly merged. They had acted jointly in the
coalition and shared a ministerial post during the term of
office. It was switched from unbound to moderates at the
half-term in November. However, not all members of the
Unbound Collection accepted the merger, but some of the
party chose to continue working.