the Parliament of the Åland Islands gathered for the first time after the League of Nations had decided that the islands should be an autonomous part of the Republic of Finland. Back in those days, the general feeling was one of disappointment. Politicians and citizens had struggled hard for a re-unification with Sweden.
Today most people are happy with the situation. Earlier today most politicians emphasised two things in their speeches: the importance of the use of Swedish language (in a time where the language is losing importance in Finland) and the importance of multiculturalism and immigration.