EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Ministry of National Defence

Ministry of National Defence

Geographic Location

Country: Romania
Region: Sud-Est
Location of affected unit(s): Romania


Sector: Public administration and defence
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
84.22 - Defence activities
Number Employed: 100000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 30-05-2005
Planned Job Reductions min: 10000
Planned Job Reductions max: 10000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 30-05-2005
Foreseen End Date: 01-01-2007

Additional Information

By 2007, the Ministry of National Defence (Ministerul Apararii Nationale, MAPN) in Romania will have cut around 10,000 jobs. The Ministry of National Defence currently employs around 100,000 people. According to the conditions imposed for Romania’s accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), the total Romanian army personnel must be brought down to 90,000 people i.e. 75,500 military and 15,000 civilian staff by 2007. In a press conference held on 30 May 2005, the Ministry of National Defence mentioned that it would not request any amendments to the legislation on redundancies in the army, and redundancy pay and benefits will remain unchanged. The legislation in force provides for redundancy pay depending on length of service. In the case of redundancy, officers and non-commissioned officers are entitled to 12 to 20 gross monthly pay, contract-based military personnel to 6 to 12 monthly pay and civilian staff to 12 to 20 national average net wages.