The American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria held today a webinar with Tomislav Dontchev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria. It was a members-only event and welcomed near 80 participants, including members of the Board of Amcham and senior managers. The webinar was streamed on Cisco WebEx platform.
““We see this digital meeting as another confirmation that the institutional dialogue between AmCham Bulgaria and the Government continues. We appreciate to continue today the open and constructive conversations we always had with DPM Dontchev. For our members it is of extreme importance to hear from the very source answers to their questions, because they are important not only for their own businesses, but apply to entire sectors of the economy,” pointed out after the event Olivier Marquette, AmCham Bulgaria President.
Among the key topics for the chamber are those related to the freedom of movement of goods and services, digitalization and investment of more resources for the next level of development of e-governance in Bulgaria, as well as sector approach in healthcare, energy, transport, business tourism, etc. They are critical for the preservation and development of the economy. Even more, AmCham has presented many times before its foreign partners in EU and the USA the benefits and the opportunities of doing business, that Bulgaria has. The recently presented idea for a better positioning of the country before the global investment community in the process of shortening of the global supply chains is among the opportunities that, if well structured, might support the economic recovery and growth.
In addition, AmCham Bulgaria presented its concerns about the protectionist measures, as well as the proposed limitation of freedom of speech in social media, that find some ground during the COVID-19 crisis.
“I would like to thank you all for the opportunity to discuss a joint approach for coronavirus crisis exit. I am certain that the easing of the epidemic measures step-by-step and with precision, our economy will start to recover.
We will use both EU instruments or programs, as well as opportunities created by the business,” said Deputy Prime Minister Dontchev.