R E S O L U T I O N                                      
                                                                                
      CONCERNING THE COOPERATION BETWEEN THE BALTIC STATES                      
   IN THE REGULATION OF IMMIGRATION AND REPATRIATION PROCESSES                  
                                                                                
     After the  restoration of  independence of the Baltic States               
and  the  withdrawal  of  occupation  troops,  the  character  of               
migration  underwent  essential  changes.  During  the  years  of               
occupation the  uncontrolled and  artificial migration  from  the               
former Soviet  Union  created  an  undesirable  and,  in  certain               
places,  even  a  critical  ethnic  situation  which  potentially               
endangeres the national identity and integrity, the protection of               
civil and  social rights of the population and the sovereignty of               
the Baltic States.                                                              
     The Baltic  States should  continue to  strengthen the legal               
basis for  controlling the  migration processes and should strive               
for the  harmonisation of  the relevant  laws  to  the  analogous               
European legal acts.                                                            
     The  Baltic   Assembly  recommends   to  Baltic  Council  of               
Ministers:                                                                      
     1. To  develop common  legal standards  and actions  in  the               
resolution of  the problems  of migration,  repatriation, and the               
status of foreigners.                                                           
     2. To  develop joint  communications and information systems               
between  the  border  and  customs  services  for  efficient  and               
coordinated control of borders with other states.                               
                                                                                
Vilnius,13 November 1994