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Romania looks for Nokia replacement

Romania looks for Nokia replacement
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After Nokia announced the closure of its phone making plant in Cluj, Romania, the government in Bucharest said it was negotiating with 10 companies about moving into the area.

A member of the local council in Cluj says they gave the Finnish handset maker no reason to leave. Florea Ioan Horea said: “I know that we fulfilled our obligations. Maybe the global financial crisis is partly to blame or maybe some problems inside Nokia that we have no idea about. We hope in the following days we’ll have a clearer picture of what led to this and what will happen next.”

The head of the Cluj regional council said German technology firm Bosch is a possible replacement for Nokia.

The Romanian government would not reveal who it is talking to citing confidentiality conditions.

Nokia’s announcement that it is pulling out of Romania came one month before it unveils new smartphone running on Microsoft Windows operating systems which it hopes will reverse its declining fortunes.