The value of the franchise market in 2013 will not exceed EUR 1.5 bln and the interest domains remain restaurants and coffee shops, services and retail, Romanian Association of Franchise President Constantin Anton said, Agerpres informs. ‘Unfortunately, the current trend is a stagnating one. The interest domains remain restaurants and coffee shops, services and retail. The franchising companies come both from Europe (Italy, France, Turkey, Bulgaria and Greece), the United States, Canada and Asia, mainly from India, but also South Africa,’ Anton said. The Association is currently working on a series of projects for the development of businesses in franchise regime. One of these projects aims at making shows with various television broadcasters mainly aimed at franchise. Moreover, the Association will publish a franchise guide, in collaboration with specialists in Romania and from abroad, a work meant to collect useful information for those interested in this area.