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Commenting article: Italian Commercial Chamber in Bulgaria Chair Marco Montecchi: Flawed Public Administration Is Bulgaria's Major Problem

Interview with Marco Montecchi, Chair of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria, for the "International Survey: Bulgaria-Italy".


How did the economic and financial crisis impact the trade and business relations between Bulgaria and Italy?

ankle - 1 Jun 2011 // 17:39:56

Unfortunately, even though I did not want to do that, just like other entrepreneurs, I had to look for opportunities in other countries such as Romania and Serbia – which right now have the "European desire" to be part of the free market. I have been forced to reduce to a minimum my activities in Bulgaria but sooner or later I will come back to restore all of them!

This statement has not come via Wikileaks but from the “ horses mouth” and is an condemnation of how Bulgaria treats foreign investors and entrepreneurs… like Garbage !!

Al - 1 Jun 2011 // 18:44:00

Harsh words from the Italian.

I don't understand, why he is blaming the current government. A lot of things have improved lately.

Anyway, Bulgaria is Bulgaria.

Sometimes, there will be sand in the machinery. But never more, than a bottle of single malt whisky cannot wash away.

Civil servants as obstacles?

Well, hire a civil servant with key position related to the case as a consultant for a minor fee and, nama problemi.

I'm not talking about bribing, just synergy. Mutual understanding and learning.

Its not so bad, as long as your business rolls on in a cost effecient way with a minimum of paper work and, as long as people don't fight in the streets.


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