In 2017, Romania attracted 126 projects, 5% less than the the 132 foreign direct investment projects registered in 2016.

Central and Eastern European countries (CEE) may be the victims of their own success, according to a report based on a survey of 502 companies and data from EY and IBM.
Although their power of attraction is still robust, the convergence of the main economies in Central Europe and Western European countries seems to make investors more attentive. Also, investors are reacting to the signals of political changes in some countries that are vulnerable to populism, the report said.

At the same time, there is a shift in activities where an intensive labor force effort is needed towards the borders of Europe. Therefore, foreign direct investment in Russia and Turkey has increased - two growing economies with a large population on the border of Europe - and Serbia. These three countries have earned 200 more projects in 2017 than in 2016.

The most attractive countries for foreign investment in 2017 were the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Turkey, Belgium, Poland, Finland, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia and Hungary. (source: