MAE hails France’s decision to expand list of jobs available for Romanian, Bulgarian citizens
The Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) hails France’s decision to expand the list of the professions available for the Romanian and Bulgarian citizens on the French labour market, a release sent on Friday.
The French Government on Thursday published the decree approving the expanded list of professions available for the Romanian and Bulgarian citizens on the French labour market.
The new list includes 291 professions, accounting for 72 percent of the all-in number of jobs recognized on the French labour market. The criterion used for the selection was the ratio between the existing supply and demand on the French labour market for each and every profession. At the same time, the measure aims to speed up the integration of the Romanian and Bulgarian citizens of Roma ethnicity, easing their access to the labour market.
The expanded list of jobs includes hairdressing, car bodywork repairs, moving services or green space maintenance. The full list covers the majority of domains, constructions (worker, designer), hospitality (cook, waiter), agriculture, fishing, industry sector (welder, mechanic) and trade. The Romanians and Bulgarians also gave access to jobs in the IT&C, banking and financial field.
France is one of the EU-member states still imposing labour restrictions on Romanian and Bulgarian job seekers. The initial list included 150 professions. The transitional restrictions will be lifted by Dec. 31, 2013 according to Romania’s and Bulgaria’s Treaty of Accession to the EU.