VW shuns Macedonia and Serbia, focuses on investment in Turkey or Bulgaria

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Volkswagen’s management disqualified Serbia and Macedonia and will soon decide whether to invest about 2 million euros in Turkey or Bulgaria.

Volkswagen named Turkey and Bulgaria as finalists for the location of the new car factory. At the beginning of the year, the German automotive giant announced that it will manufacture electric vehicles in its plants in Germany and will consider changing the production of certain models with conventional engines in a factory that will be established somewhere in Eastern Europe.

Initially, the list of potential countries included five countries, but the company has since reduced the choice to Turkey and Bulgaria.

  • jj

    Well, Bulgaria being an EU country means it will have to pay higher salaries, than it would have in Macedonia and Serbia. Meanwhile much of Bulgaria’s population has moved and keeps moving to western EU countries better pay.
    And Turkey is not Eastern Europe.