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Åland Post management facing drugs and tax evasion charges

A number of senior managers at Ålands Post are facing charges of drugs offenses, tax evasion and smuggling. Six people in total, including the CEO Henrik...

Eckerö Line lays off 500 staff

Ferry operator Eckerö Line is making up to 500 staff redundant. The majority of them are seafarers, according to the Seaman's Union, and cuts will...

Åland medical capacity being boosted with mainland doctors

Doctors and nurses from Turku are being sent to Mariehamn to support local healthcare services, as cross-border restrictions lead to staff shortages in Åland. Around...

Åland MP: ‘Local hospitals had time to prepare for coronavirus cases’

Two people, returning home, have tested positive for Covid-19 coronavirus in Åland. It's the first confirmed cases of coronavirus after 70 tests in the autonomous...

First death reported from winter storm Aapeli

A 45-year old man in Åland has died, the first reported casualty of winter storm Aapeli which swept through the islands and mainland Finland...

Winter storm Aapeli brings near-hurricane strength winds

A major winter storm has hit Finland, with Åland one of the most affected areas. Storm Aapeli brought winds of 32.5 metres per second, a...

Viva Åland! Independence Dream Not Dead, But More Autonomy Comes First

The ongoing turmoil in Spain over Catalan independence is being watched very carefully in the Åland Islands. "I'd say what we learned from Catalonia is...

Åland Hit By September Cyber Attacks

Åland was hit by a 'denial of service' attack last month that crashed websites, and was likely linked to a Russian military exercise. The attack...