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FIC - Presidents of multinationals on Romania's accession to the European Union on January 1st, 2007
  • "The FIC has been in the last 5 years an active advocate of the adhesion of Romania into the EU. We are then delighted by the decision of the European Parliament. The integration in the EU is nevertheless not an achievement; it is a start and the FIC will continue its efforts toward a business environment in line with the best practice in Europe."
    (Patrick Gelin - President Directeur General, BRD - Groupe Societe Generale and President of FIC)

  • "Joining the EU is proof that dedicated persons can change Romania. I applaud all those who took an active part. But we are not done. The challenge remains to make things even better. In the process, let us all become men of value. Today is a time of celebration. But tomorrow, we must repair the justice system and implement the widespread Rule of Law."
    (Gilbert Wood, Managing Director - Hall, Dickler Romania and Vice-President of FIC)

  • "Romania's accession to the EU is a success of all Romanians and it is due to the extraordinary efforts made during the last years. The accession process contributed to the establishment of a stable legislative framework, intensively expected during the transition period, which will provide the local companies with the necessary instruments to compete within the common market. The development of rural areas through structural funds and Romania's harmonization with the Member States' health insurance system will represent a great step forward for the pharmaceutical industry and Romania's population in terms of health services."
    (Dragos Dinu - CEO A&D Pharma and FIC Board Member)
  • "We are all aware that there is a cost associated to Romania's accession, but the benefits for the country and for its people will be seen in time. We have to be patient, because the post-accession period is just starting."
    (Veronica Savanciuc - CEO, Lowe & Partners and FIC Board Member)

  • "The entry of Romania into the EU will significantly accelerate the economic development of the country, and lead to greater prosperity for the whole population."
    (Richard Moat - CEO, Orange and FIC Board Member)

  • "January 1, 2007 is both "a landmark date" and "just another date" in the process of Romania's integration into the large European family. Landmark, because it signifies one of the most important moments in Romania's history. Just another date when it is seen in the context of the long and arduous process leading to full integration. This significant process started some 15 years ago and will last for another similar period from now on. It is critical that efforts must be better focused and intensified to fully benefit from the association with Europe."
    (Sofronis Strinopoulos - CEO and General Manager Piraeus Bank and FIC Board Member)

  • "This is a very exciting event for Romania and I believe this guarantees future positive developments for the country. I agree with the view that this is only the beginning of the road and not the end. Everybody now needs to work together to successfully integrate the Romanian economy and infrastructure with the rest of Europe."
    (Dieter Schulze - President Ursus Breweries and FIC Board Member)

  • "The fact that Romania will join the EU as of January 1, 2007 officially acknowledges all ambitions and initiatives that have constantly been put into the development of the country by individuals, institutions and the business community for the last years. This decision, however, does not mean the end of the journey since a lot of work lies ahead of us and all Romanians and foreigners involved need to pull the same strings in order to achieve the common objectives."
    (Friedrich W. Niemann - General Manager, Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest)

  • "A historical moment for Romania and Bulgaria, and both countries made efforts that have been rewarded. For the past 10 years Danone has acted forcefully in both countries to develop the market of dairy products and improve our consumer's quality, choice and trust for daily health and nutrition. We will face new competitors and develop new opportunities to reach our neighbouring markets for the benefit of the Romanian economy and Romanian citizens."
    (Jacques Ponty - SEE General Manager, Danone Romania)

  • "I am glad that Romania will join EU in 2007. Now is the time to continue the efforts to improve the juridical system and the fight against corruption and to demonstrate that those are done not only for the sake of EU, but also to have a healthier Romania for the Romanians."
    (Razvan Batrinu - General Manager, Ductil Air Liquide Romania)

  • "The enlarged market, of almost 500 million consumers, means new opportunities and higher competition which gives us just more motivation and energy to work harder and better to deliver our consumers the best offer."
    (Peter Mueller - General Manager, Kraft Foods Romania)

  • "We are very positive on the upcoming EU entry of Romania, as this will no doubt be a strong accelerator for full implementation of the key points of the FIC's White Book. EU entry is a big threshold to get over and will trigger a well-defined direction for all of Romania's administrations, based on the extensive EU directives and standards, the interpretation thereof and jurisprudence. The FIC members are eager to contribute as much and as fast as they can to bring Romania further up the comparison scale of EU countries in all areas where the FIC may bring a positive influence, thus making the potential "sauvegarde" measures a subject of the past."
    (Paul Nuber - General Manager, Nestle Romania)
  • "Our Romanian partners deserve this recognition. I hope that Romania's upcoming EU accession will convince ever more foreign and local investors about the country's huge potential. Saint-Gobain bet on it, and we are glad we did so."
    (Olivier Lluansi - General Manager Saint-Gobain Glass Romania)

  • "The news cannot but be taken with great joy. However it is interesting to notice how many other countries did not leverage the opportunity since they entered. The distance between becoming a member and being a fully recognizable one obliges us to focus on all the tasks that need to be done and all the goals that need to be achieved. More importantly, the reform of the supreme court - without which I can hardly see a relaxing future - is still far from being done."
    (Paolo Bassetti - Executive Vice-President, TenarisSilcotub)

The Foreign Investors Council welcomes the vote by the European Parliament regarding Romania's accession to the EU on January 1, 2007

The Foreign Investors Council (FIC) welcomes the approval by the European Parliament of Romania's accession to the EU on January 1, 2007. The FIC considers that this is a recognition of the progress made by the country but also a strong incentive for the Government to continue the pace of reform and improve the business climate, including in areas identified by the foreign investors such as: labor market flexibility, the Rule of Law, the tax regime, banking, corporate governance and capital markets, environment and combating corruption.

The FIC will continue to support Romania in its efforts to improve the business environment. Through the release of its fifth edition of the White Book in April 2006, the FIC submitted an overview of the current investment climate and a set of recommendations to the government of Romania (GOR).

FIC members are in a position to facilitate effective implementation of the post-accession requirements by making available to the GOR their experience of similar processes in other countries.

As regards the preparedness of the country to cope with the competitive pressure and market forces within the EU, the FIC is not in the position to formulate an opinion on the readiness of Romanian companies. However, the production facilities of multinationals in Romania already compete at the EU quality and productivity standards. By sharing their experience, the FIC members' companies are ready to support the Romanian companies in their effort to restructure, to improve efficiency, to innovate and to adapt new standards.

The progressive incorporation of the Acquis Communautaire into Romanian law provides a more recognisable environment to foreign investors, while increasing levels of EU financial support have a positive impact on the economy and its infrastructure.

The FIC believes that the adoption of the measures proposed by its organization will enable further improvements in Romania's business and investment environments. This will contribute to attracting FDI and help Romania to successfully and smoothly adapt to the requirements of an EU member state.



The Foreign Investors Council supports the new Fiscal Code while considering its sustainability of utmost importance

Consiliul Investitorilor Straini sustine proiectul noului Cod Fiscal si considera ca viabilitatea lui este foarte importanta

24 de studenti si medici tineri au participat la cursurile MedClass, sustinute de Consiliul Investitorilor Straini

The FIC's Board of Directors elected its new executive management

Comitetul Director al FIC a ales noua conducere executiva

The Foreign Investors Council emphasizes the need to foster investments in the romanian energy sector

Consiliul investitorilor straini subliniaza necesitatea promovarii investitiilor în sectorul energiei din România

The tenth edition of the FIC White Book: Regaining Momentumia

Cea de-a zecea editie a Cartii Albe: Reconstruirea Increderii

12 experts in communication, ethics and management offers courses free of charge to Medical students and young physicians of Romania

12 experti in comunicare, etica si management le ofera cursuri gratuite studentilor la Medicina si tinerilor medici din Romania

Press Release - FIC Business Sentiment Index - April 2015_EN

FIC Business Sentiment Index - April 2015_RO

Propuneri prioritare FIC - AmCham de modificare a proiectelor de Cod fiscal si Cod de procedura fiscala

AmCham Romania si FIC saluta lansarea în consultare publica a proiectului de rescriere a Codului Fiscal si a Codului de Procedura Fiscala


AmCham Romania and FIC welcome the public consultation on the draft Fiscal Code and Fiscal Procedural Code


The Foreign Investors Council (FIC) - Event on the better functioning of public institutions


Consiliul Investitorilor Straini (FIC) despre imbunatatirea activitatii institutiilor publice


The Foreign Investors Council (FIC) - Business Sentiment Index


The tax on special constructions will have a significant adverse impact on Romanian business environment


Impozitul pe constructii speciale va avea un impact negativ semnificativ asupra mediului de afaceri din Romania


The Foreign Investors Council presented the results of a survey among SMEs in Prahova County


Consiliul Investitorilor Straini - FIC a prezentat rezultatele unui studiu în rândul IMM-urilor din judetul Prahova


The Foreign Investors Council (FIC) unveils its key proposals regarding Romania’s Energy Strategy


Consiliul Investitorilor Straini - FIC a prezentat propunerile membrilor sai privind noua Strategie Energetica a României


The Foreign Investors Council (FIC) - Transparency and Predictability of the Legislative Act


Consiliul Investitorilor Straini (FIC) despre transparenta si predictibilitatea actului legislativ


Foreign Investors Council (FIC) in dialogue about the measures for supporting the economic growth


Consiliul Investitorilor Straini (FIC) in dialog despre masurile de sprijinire a cresterii economice


Campania "De profesie: medic in Romania" a castigat Premiul European pentru Excelenta, la cea mai prestigioasa competitie europeana de comunicare


The approval of new taxes should be conditioned by a proper impact assessment and thorough consultation with the business environment


Introducerea de noi taxe trebuie conditionata de analiza de impact si de consultarea cu mediul de afaceri


Business Environment Calls for an Efficient Insolvency Regime (English version)


Mediul de afaceri solicita un regim al insolventei eficient, transparent si predictibil (Romanian version)


Romania in infringement (Romanian version)


Romania in infringement (English version)


FIC si AmCham atrag atentia asupra efectelor generate de unele masuri fiscale


FIC and Amcham underscore the effects of several fiscal measures, 1 October 2013


The FIC's Board of Directors elected the new executive management


Comitetul Director al FIC a ales noua conducere executiva


FIC has a new Board


FIC are un nou Comitet Director


The foreign investors council underlines the need to foster energy efficiency in Romania.


Consiliul investitiorilor straini: eficienta energetica trebuie sprijinita.


Consiliul Investitorilor Straini (FIC) in dialog despre stimularea absorbtiei fondurilor europene pentru investitii in infrastructura prin imbunatatirea sistemului de achizitii publice din Romania


Foreign Investors Council (FIC) in Dialogue about Stimulation of Absorption of European Funds for Investment in Infrastructure by Improving Public Procurement System in Romania

Foreign Investors Council (FIC) in Dialogue about Taxation and Future Developments

Consiliul Investitorilor Straini (FIC) in dialog despre fiscalitate si evolutiile viitoare

The Foreign Investors Council (FIC) is concerned about the recent evolutions on the political scene of Romania

The FIC's Board of Directors elected the new executive management

Consiliul Investitorilor Straini sublinieaza necesitatea promovarii investitiilor in sectorul energiei din Romania

The Foreign Investors Council emphasizes the need to foster investments in the romanian energy sector

Consiliul Investitorilor Straini despre problemele din Infrastructura

Institutiile publice ar putea deveni motor de crestere economica

Public Institutions May Become the Driver for Economic Growth

Foreign Investors Council Supporting Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Consiliul Investitorilor Straini lanseaza Cartea Alba si bilantul Programului de Crestere Economica

AmCham Romania si CIS pledeaza pentru modernizarea, rescrierea si actualizarea legislatiei fiscale

AmCham Romania and FIC Call for a Modern, Re-written and Updated Fiscal Legislation

The FIC's Board of Directors elected the new executive management

5 miliarde de euro in 3 ani - Potentialul de investitii al industriei romanesti de energie regenerabila

5 billion Euros in 3 years - The investment potential of the Romanian renewable industry

Consiliul Investitorilor Straini sprijina eforturile autoritatilor române În ceea ce priveste adaptarea legislatiei care guverneaza piata fortei de munca la conditiile economice actuale.

Consiliul Investitorilor Straini a prezentat "Actiunile Prioritare pentru Repornirea Economiei" la Conferinta Regionala Financiara si de Investitii pentru Sud-Estul Europei.

VAT rise should be followed by stimulus package to promote investment

Cresterea TVA ar trebui sa fie urmata de un pachet de stimulente pentru promovarea investitiilor

Foreign Investors Council Has a New Executive Team

Consiliul Investitorilor Straini a ales un grup reputabil de presedinti de companii in Comitetul de directie

The Foreign Investors Council elected a compelling group of CEOs as Board of Directors

Investitorii straini despre mediul de afaceri romanesc

Foreign Investors regarding the Romanian Business Environment


Investments in Renewable Energy - a Priority for the Foreign Investors Council

The priority for the Foreign Investors Council, fiscal stability

Stabilitatea fiscala este o prioriate pentru Consiliul Investitorilor Straini

Romanian Economic Forum: The business community requests concrete measures for economic recovery

Forumul Economic Roman: Comunitatea de afaceri cere masuri concrete de relansare economica

The Foreign Investors Council Elects its Executive Officers

Consiliul Investitorilor Straini Îsi alege noua echipa Executiva

The Foreign Investors Council Elects its Executive Officers

Noua echipa executiva a Consiliului Investitorilor Straini (FIC)

Twelfth Anniversary of the Foreign Investors Council

The Foreign Investors Council Celebrates its 11th Anniversary

FIC - Presidents of multinationals on Romania's accession to the European Union on January 1st, 2007

The Foreign Investors Council on the Draft Investment Law

The Foreign Investors Council Elects a New Board of Directors - english
04.05. 2006
Consiliul Investitorilor Straini alege un nou Consiliu Director - romana
04.05. 2006
The Foreign Investors Council and the Labour Code
01.07. 2005
The Foreign Investors Council Elects a New Board of Directors
13.05. 2005
The Foreign Investors Council welcomes the findings of the EC report regarding Romania
09.10. 2004
The Fiscal Environment for 2005 is designed to attract FD
18.06. 2004
The Foreign Investors Council Believes the New Law on Capital Markets is a Decisive Step Forward
The Government of Romania met with Top European Industrialists and members of the Foreign Investors Council

The Foreign Investors Council, the European Roundtable of Industrialists and the Government of Romania to Discuss EU Accession Progress

The Foreign Investors Council and the European Roundtable of Industrialists together with the Government of Romania will jointly assess the progress towards a functional market economy

The Foreign Investors Council Meets with Delegated Minister Sarbu to Discuss the Labor Code

Romania's Foreign Investors Council welcome the Government decision...
A new Board Team elected by the Foreign Investors Council

The Foreign Investors Council presents its latest...



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