Parliamentary Assembly session : 23 – 27 September 2002 

Nordic Council President calls for urgent Kaliningrad solution

[25 SEP 2002] ''It is most urgent that we break the vicious circle of economic deprivation and social problems of Kaliningrad'', Outi Ojala told the Parliamentary Assembly, adding that ''the EU proposal of a transit document for Russian citizens appears to be a creative step in the right direction''. Recalling the dangers of the resurgence of anti-democratic, extremist tendencies, Ms Ojala encouraged the Parliamentary Assembly to continue its work to safeguard the democratic achievements in its member states.
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