In the European Union, Romania is the country with the highest number of white-collar employees (eight out of ten employees of Romanian SMEs are in this situation). According to the data provided by Eurostat, Romania’s productivity rate was 5.6% in 2013, meaning six times below the European average and nearly 12 times less than in Norway. Given the above:

What are the Commission’s recommendations for the Romanian authorities with a view to the increase of work productivity?

What is the Commission’s position regarding the fact that Romania has the highest number of white-collar employees, but a low productivity rate, and what are the measures that can be taken in this regard?