The directive provides for damages for death or personal injury, but allows member states to place a ceiling of not less than 70 million ECUs (European Currency Units
) on these damages.
According to the commission, exports from the five countries currently account for around 40% of the EU market, with a value of over 415 million European Currency Units
(459 million dollars).
It employs about three million people, with a payroll of 365 billion European Currency Units
. Food production in Italy increased 18.6% between 1980 and '89, and further processing was up 12.2%.