DUTCH COMPANIES WILL INVEST IN BULGARIA IF BUREAUCRACY IS REDUCED
Equal conditions, protection of investors, and reduction of bureaucracy, are the necessary prerequisites for the attraction of investments to Bulgaria, the Netherlands' Ambassador to Sofia H.E. Baroness Henrietta Van Lynden said at a press conference before a seminar titled Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises - the Dutch Point of View for Economic Growth. The seminar was within the framework of the fifth Southeast Europe Economic Forum, held in the National Palace of Culture (NDK) in Sofia, November 3 to 5. H.E. Baroness Henrietta Van Lynden noted also that investors are not acquainted with Bulgaria yet, but the fact that companies such as Shell and Unilever are here shows that business can be made in this country. The food and drinks and the textile industry, as well as wood-processing and metal-working are the most attractive sectors of the Bulgarian economy to the firms from the country of tulips. According to the Deputy Minister of Economy Dimiter Ivanovsky, the forum will present an opportunity for the establishment of real business contacts between Bulgarian and Dutch companies.