24 February 1998
German reunification transforms dairy farm

THE Financial Times focuses on the transformation of Mattias Beusters dairy farm at Tietzow, about 14 miles (22km) north-west of Berlin, in the former east German state of Brandenburg.

His farm can now be run by eight people instead of the 51 he used to employ.

Transformation like that of the 850ha (2,100 acre) farm since reunification still lies ahead for many farms in east European countries hoping to join the European Union.

  • Financial Times 24/02/98 page 33