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

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 July 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


200 employees are planned to be laid off from the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of the efforts of the recently re-elected MSZP-SZDSZ coalition Government to restructure the entire public administration. Originally as many as 300 employees (200 employees from the Budapest office and 100 from missions abroad) were to be dismissed from the Ministry, but, as a result of effective trade union intervention, only two thirds of the original number will be dismissed. The lay offs primarily affect employees close to retirement age and those in support positions (administrators, drivers, etc.) at the missions abroad. In the latter case some of these positions are held by the spouses of diplomates; in the future these positions will be filled by local people in order to save on travel expenses, housing allowances, etc.


  • 4 July 2006: undefined


Eurofound (2006), Külügyminisztérium, Internal restructuring in Hungary, factsheet number 63853, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63853.