Likewise, Romania has become the sixth country in Europe based on the number of jobs created by foreign investments, with a record number of 10,892 new jobs created in 2014
Romania is for the first time among the top 15 most attractive European countries from the standpoint of the number of FDI projects attracted in 2014, according to EY’s European Attractiveness Survey annual report which consulted the opinions of 808 top executives. While the rankings previously included countries such as Poland, Serbia and the Czech Republic, last year Poland was the only Central and Eastern Europe country present alongside Romania in the top 15. Thus, in 2014 Romania managed to attract 62 FDI projects, up by 19 per cent year-on-year.
Moreover, Romania has become the sixth country in Europe based on the number of jobs created by foreign direct investments, outranking Spain, Turkey and Slovakia. With a record number of 10,892 new jobs generated by FDI, our country has basically attracted just as many new jobs as Germany, registering a 77 per cent year-on-year growth in the number of jobs created through FDI.
“Romania’s FDI growth is superior to that of the other European countries. Foreign investors look with interest toward our country, but often do it from the point of view of the cheap labour force that exists here. The important thing is for us to overcome this perception in the following period and to attract those investments that generate highly-qualified and well-paid jobs and that would motivate Romanian specialists to remain in the country and produce added-value here,” stated Bogdan Ion, Country Managing Partner EY Romania.