According to Gordeyev, EU expansion will affect Russia exporters of farm produce in the first place.
Quoting of grain deliveries to the EU internal market, introduced on January 1, 2003, will most likely be extended to new EU members," the Russian minister explained.
It is supposed in Russia, he said, that the EU does not intend to increase the general quota.
"In the past two years the average annual export of Russian grain to the European Union comprising 15 countries and the ten new member states was 2.2 million tons," Gordeyev stated.
"We are worried by the fate of our export to the countries that will become EU members on May 1and to which the quota does not extend yet," he said.