The Republic of Bulgaria is a Southeast European country located in the Balkan peninsula, bordered to the east by the Black Sea, to the south by Greece and Turkey, to the north by the Danube and Romania and to the west by Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia. Bulgaria has a surface area of 110,994 sq.kms and a population of 7,364,570 (source: World Bank, January 2018).
The Bulgarian economy is primarily based on energy, mining, light industry and tourism. The country’s main economic partners are Germany, Italy, Romania, Greece, Belgium and France.
France has more than 200 companies in Bulgaria, employing over 16,000 people. The country is home to leading French manufacturers, mainly in the energy, construction and chemicals sectors. French players active on the Bulgarian service sector cover a range of professions, including banking and insurance, urban services, retail and hotels (source: Eurostat, Trésor, BIT, 2018).
In order to meet the needs of its customers in the Bulgarian market, Simon Associés has developed privileged relations with economic and legal partners locally.