EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Agenţia de Plăţi şi Intervenţie pentru Agricultură

Company/Organisation:
Agenţia de Plăţi şi Intervenţie pentru Agricultură

Geographic Location

Country: Romania
Location of affected unit(s): Romania

Company

Sector: Public administration and defence
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 29-01-2006
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 07-02-2006
Planned Job Creation: 3953

Additional Information

The Government approved a set of decrees on the reorganisation of several public administration institutions in an extraordinary meeting aimed at increasing administrative capacity to absorb European Community funds. Overall, the new legislation is meant to reactivate 8,500 civil servants jobs in ministries and other subordinated institutions. According to Government Decision no. 130 of 29 January 2006, out of the total jobs to be reactivated, 3,953 positions represent the additional staff in the Payments Agency for Interventions in Agriculture (Agenţia de Plăţi şi Intervenţie pentru Agricultură, APIA). APIA will play a major role in the absorption of structural and cohesion funds immediately following Romania’s accession to the European Union. The recruitment and selection process is set to start on 7 February 2006. Staff working directly with European funds will be granted wages 75% higher than those stipulated by the legislation in force.