Business expansion
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

3,953 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
29 January 2006
Employment effect (start)
7 February 2006
Foreseen end date


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 RomaniaÂ’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.



Eurofound (2006), Agenţia de Plăţi şi Intervenţie pentru Agricultură, Business expansion in Romania, factsheet number 63034, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63034.