The President of the largest Association of German Businesses in CEE encourages stakeholders in Romania to seize the opportunities in EU co-financed projects
This week, on Wednesday, May 14th, in the context of the manifestations observing Europe Day, the Infoeuropa Center hosted the conference „Exploring European perspectives through engaged business solutions” powered by Rödl & Partner Romania. On this occasion, Dr. Marcus Felsner, President of the The Central & Eastern Europe Business Association and Managing Partner of Rödl & Partner, together with the experts of Rödl & Partner conveyed their relevant business expertise related to some of the European future targets.
Based on the European economic and social environment, closely related to the actions driven by Rödl & Partner Romania, along with the German presence as one of the most important pillars of European growth, the discusions revolved around the themes of EU funding opportunities and challenges for SME’s as well as foreign investments in Romania.
The key aspects and expert group resolutions of the foreign investment in Romania were expressed by Dr. Marcus Felsner, President of the The Central & Eastern Europe Business Association.
"Clearly there is growing interest in investing in Romania within the German business community. Confidence in sustainable growth and good investment conditions in Romania is on the rise also in Western Europe. As the largest association of German investors in the region, the "Ost- und Mitteleuropaverein", Germany's Central & Eastern Europe Business Association, wishes to encourage stakeholders in Romania to seize the enormous opportunities in EU co-financed projects, especially where strong investment is most needed. One of these key areas for Romania is vocational training. The Central & Eastern Europe Business Association regroups many of the leading German businesses, bringing together large and medium-sized companies for specific business opportunities and best practice examples in Romania and 28 other countries of the region. I am personally confident that Romania will play an even growing role in the work of the Association,” said Dr. Marcus Felsner.
Mr. Martin Wambach, Managing Partner of Rödl & Partner, also emphasized the importance of seizing EU funding opportunities and shared expertise as integrated initiatives and relevant support for the SMEs.
“We, Rödl & Partner, see the Eastern and Central European states in total in a positive position since other regions of the world and emerging markets are losing attractiveness. Romania should take its chances as in size and population relevant member of the European Union. Specific EU-funds are available to accelerate and support the economic growth of Romania; but those funds have to be absorbed by the Romanian business community. Besides that we see further chances in strengthen business relationships to Czech Republic, Poland and other active European countries. Investors from these countries begin to set a scope on Romania. With our strong presence throughout the CEE, we, Rödl & Partner, support this process and assist foreign investors as well as Romanian companies in starting and building successful businesses,” said Martin Wambach.
From the Romanian market’s perspective, the central topics were further detailed by Mrs. Anca Sucala, Partner, Head of Audit, BPO and Consultancy of Rödl & Partner in Romania and by Mr. Bogdan Fratila, Managing Partner of SCP Fratila, Rödl & Partner.
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