Romania is expected to see a mass migration of its populace to other, more developed, countries. These will not just be secondary school leavers, but also people who have not completed their secondary education. This is nothing new, though, since unqualified Romanian workers have already started leaving to work abroad, as have specialist workers with degrees, of whom there are too many for the jobs available. While this state of affairs is most prevalent among medical staff, migration of this kind has recently also been noted among public administrators.

What responses does the Commission have to this situation, given that in Romania wage levels are not commensurate with people’s skills and professional qualifications and public officials who emigrate are doing so in search of a system in which they feel valued and appreciated?

Does the Commission have a means of combating this migratory phenomenon, since the loss of specialist workers is having negative effects on Romania?