Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.22 - Defence activities

10,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 May 2005
Employment effect (start)
30 May 2005
Foreseen end date
1 January 2007


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 RomaniaÂ’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.


  • 31 May 2005: Curentul


Eurofound (2005), Ministry of National Defence, Internal restructuring in Romania, factsheet number 61753, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61753.