Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

152 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
12 May 2005
Employment effect (start)
12 May 2005
Foreseen end date


On 12 May 2005, the Romanian government issued a press release to announce it had passed a decision on the restructuring of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministerul Afacerilor Externe, MAE) in accordance with Romanian foreign policy objectives, namely ‘protection of the social and economic interests of Romanian citizens in the context of EU accession and promotion and protection of the country’s economic, political and military interests, in accordance with its geo-strategic position’. The Minister of Foreign Affairs declared that ‘a new organisational chart was absolutely necessary’. The changes include: a better coordination of the activities resulting from Romania’s new status of ‘observatory’ in EU activities; establishing the General Inspection of Foreign Affairs (Inspecţia Generală a Afacerilor Externe, IGAE), a first among Romanian institutions, which will include magistrates and will control the activities of structures specific to MAE; appointing attachés on social and labour-related issues near Romanians foreign embassies; restructuring other departments and institutions subordinated to MAE.

As a result of this organisational change, the number of secretary of state positions in MAE will increase from four to seven and a new position will be created – deputy secretary general. Dignitary positions excluded, the maximum number of posts in MAE will grow from 1,958 to 2,110. Out of the 152 newly created posts, 18 will be at central level and the rest in Foreign Service.



Eurofound (2005), Ministerul Afacerilor Externe, Internal restructuring in Romania, factsheet number 61610, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61610.