Disinfo: Finnish and EU citizens are not allowed to purchase property in Åland Islands


It is necessary to move on and grant vast autonomy to Donbas, similar to that enjoyed Finland’s Åland Islands. Finnish and EU citizens are not allowed to purchase property there.


Åland is of specific interest for pro-Kremlin disinformation. euvsdisinfo.eu/report/talks-of-%c3%a5lands-remilitarization-were-met-with-cheers-in-sweden/,

In 2014, out of 28 916 inhabitants of Åland, 26 079 were Finnish citizens and 1 257 Swedish citizens. fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahvenanmaan_maakunta#%C3%84idinkieli,_syntym%C3%A4paikka_ja_kansalaisuus, pxweb.asub.ax/PXWeb/pxweb/sv/Statistik/Statistik__BE__Befolkningens%20storlek%20och%20struktur/BE035.px/?rxid=f59f413b-cd1a-4d62-b247-0a42c5f0678c&rxid=f59f413b-cd1a-4d62-b247-0a42c5f0678c,

According to its basic law, Ålands inhabitants are entitled to right of domicile (citizenship) either from birth or after they have lived in Åland for five years. A dispensation may be granted as regards the owning of land and carrying on a trade. Ownership of shares in a housing association does not require the right of domicile. www.visitaland.com/en/articles/aland/,

Åland has been a member of the EU since 1995 but remains outside the fiscal union, which means it has a customs frontier with other countries, including Finland. The currency is the euro. Åland has been an autonomous island realm within the republic of Finland since 1921.




  • Reported in: Issue 116
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/09/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Finland, Sweden
  • Keywords: Åland, EU, Donbas
  • Outlet: 60 minut @Rossiya 1, 14:45
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