Microsoft will open a Technical Support Center worth more than 13 million euro with a possibility of further investments in Romania, to serve the company clients in Germany, France, Britain and the United States. Talks in this regard started five months ago when a Dutch-based consulting firm contacted the Romanian Agency for Foreign Investments (ARIS) to evaluate what Romania has to offer.

ARIS president Ana-Maria Cristina said in a press conference on Thursday that the name of the client – Microsoft – could only be revealed when the consulting firm was sure of the Romanian potential in this regard.

The Microsoft project was agreed due to the fact that Romania could offer qualified work force compared to other European states, according to Cristina. She said the investment was not a call-center at all, but a Technical Support Center which will employ IT specialists.

She said the secrecy of the talks over the past five months was requested by Microsoft.