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Commenting article: FT: Bulgaria Strives to Become Tech Capital of Balkans

Bulgaria is striving to catch up with central Europe and its shift to innovative and creative industries, the Financial Times says in a recent story.

"A generation of westernised engineers and programmers with a global outlook now underpins the country's emergence as the technology capital of the Balkans," FT notes in its Investing in Central & Eastern Europe report.

The story cites an example of a project which allowed schoolchildren to sign up for "a year's worth of lessons convering any national curriculum subject" and which used funding from Launchub, a local accelerator backed by the European Investment Fund (EIF) and the EU's Jeremie tech start-up program.

Ivailo Ivanov - 5 Nov 2016 // 10:56:35

We badly need illegal immigrant with computer skills. (but no chance).. and we need students for our universities...But unfortunately mister Armen Harpazunian will ruin every young family that dare to produce kids so.... the young Bulgarians do not have kids or prefer to migrate to the west ... so out IT sector do not have bright future... basically the professionals in this business are struggling to maintain it.

Ivailo Ivanov - 5 Nov 2016 // 11:03:09

The "higher-quality [people] and lower costs .....are complete nonsense...!!! yes complete nonsense!!! the quality so far was maintained by people older than 45 years, which were educated and trained in the past at a significant cost... these people are become rare nearby future we will remain with lost of workers able to work only in call centers..the majority of these young people do not have a clue how this market place was gained... the shortage of personnel leads to demand for higher salaries.. which puts our competitiveness to the edge.

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