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

8,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 October 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Földművelésügyi és Vidékfejlesztési Minisztérium, FVM) is laying off 8,000 employees. The action was announced by Minister Gráf. He explained that the institutions, belonging to the Ministry, will be closed down or privatised. The affected institutions include research and educational facilities. Other services, such as county soil and plant protection services, county land offices, etc. will be merged into FVM offices in the county centres. As of now it is unclear which offices are likely to be privatised or closed down but it is probable that employees in the research institutes for viticulture as well as those in the research units for food canning industry, are most likely to be affected by the outsourcing/restructuring.

In late December 2006, media reported that the number of employees at the support institutions of the ministry will be decreased by 1,315 in the course of 2007. A government decree has already ordered the closure of six vocational institutions across the country. The ministry's specialised agencies of local administration will also be reorganised and supervision of the National Agricultural Library and Documentation Centre will be transferred to the Ministry of Education and Culture. Furthermore the ministry will discontinue the operation of its department for agro-environmental management, the article claims.


  • 23 December 2006: Magyar Nemzet
  • 17 October 2006: HVG
  • 18 October 2006: Magyar Nemzet


Eurofound (2006), Földművelésügyi és Vidékfejlesztési Minisztérium, Internal restructuring in Hungary, factsheet number 64439, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64439.