Commission is expected to propose 10-year moratorium on foreign purchases of farmland in Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic
The proposal falls short of Polish request for an 18-year ban on foreign purchases of real estate. Warsaw is afraid that Germans, expelled from Poland after World War II, would buy large chunk of cheap agricultural land, given the huge income and price differentials.
The three membership candidates have also requested 5-year transition periods for the purchase of industrial land by foreigners. However, the Commission is said to reject this option.