The German foodstuffs industry is criticising the intention of some of the Central and Eastern European candidate countries to raise import duties and obstacles for food, which are in conflict with investment decisions.
The Federal Association of the German Industry (BDI) called for a rapid enlargement. BDI Managing Director Ludolf von Wartenberg said that "a rapid EU enlargement offers great chances to German as well as European economy".
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