The Nokia departure from Romania should not be seen as a tragedy but as a sign of normality in a global market economy, according to pundits who took part in the International Digital Forum.
“Romania is competitive on the market of informatics solutions. IBM, Oracle, HP have found resources in this field and it is here that we should place focus: the highly qualified human resource in IT&C,” said Vreme.
On the other hand, Florin Lupescu, principal counselor within the European Commission, sees this as “a normal situation in a global market economy. We are living in a global economy and a large company cannot afford not to be global, said Lupescu, adding that “one of the conditions of a market economy is free access on the market.
However, Lupescu said Romania should rely more on creativity and on driving innovation.
“We are witnessing on the one hand to a deindustrialization process but on the other hand to a re-industrialization process. The idea is to create a new revolutionary industry. Overcoming an obstacle can only be made with new solutions,” said Lupescu.