Outsourcing companies from neighboring countries, UK, Russia, Israel, etc. are looking for spacious offices of high class to set up their businesses in Bulgaria. That was a major tendency on the office market in Sofia in 2016. The newly formed outsourcing companies that enter Sofia market are looking for offices of 200 – 300 sq.m, with an option to rent more in the same building. In addition, more companies are now looking for 700 – 800 sq.m of office space. These companies are representatives of the IT, pharmacy, consulting and outsourcing business.
Those new players on the office market in Sofia are looking for high class services and convenient location. Yet, the demand is not always meeting the supply on the Sofia office scene. However, more and more new office projects are being completed and new ones are being planned to cover those needs. That trend on the office market in Sofia is expected to continue in 2017.
Bulgaria got a positive assessment by the Interior Minister of Poland Mariusz Blaszczak on a meeting he held with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Rumiana Bachvarova. The Bulgarian Prime Minister stated that Bulgaria has a very important role in guarding the most sensitive external border of the European Union, making all efforts possible to limit the illegal immigration. Bulgaria has a good organization that restricts the crossing of the illegal migrants. Thanks to that organization, the immigrants are restricted to cross Bulgaria as they are detained entrance on the country’s territory. This is a very strong message to the migrants stating that Bulgaria is not easy to cross.
Bulgaria gets support from the European states and officers coming from other countries. Currently are being detained around 200 people each week, which is less than the same period in 2015. The Deputy Prime Minister also stated that Bulgaria makes everything possible to guard its external border, which is also an external border of the European Union. The Polish guest showed the strong support of Poland for the accession of Bulgaria in the Schengen zone.