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Factsheet for measure RO-2022-15/2992 – measures in Romania

Social protection of employees in the context of the armed conflict in Ukraine

Protecția socială a salariaților în contextul conflictului armat din Ucraina

Country Romania , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 07 April 2022
Context War in Ukraine, Restructuring Support Instruments, Cost of Living Crisis
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Income protection beyond short-time work
– Income support for unemployed
Author Nicoleta Voicu (Association Center for Public Innovation)
Measure added 16 November 2022 (updated 21 November 2022)

Background information

By Emergency Ordinance, the Executive has regulated indemnity for employees that have lost their jobs directly or indirectly by the impossibility of conducting transactions with economic operators in Ukraine, the Russian Federation and Belarus because of the effects caused by the Russian military aggression in Ukraine or by international sanctions. The measure will be borne by the unemployment insurance budget. This measure is granted until 31 December 2022.

Content of measure

Employers who have a decrease of at least 20% in their income in the month for which they apply for the measure compared to the income in January 2022 or compared to the income in the same month of 2021, as well as those who have their funds or economic resources blocked by an order issued by the President of the National Tax Administration Agency, will be eligible for this support.

Those employees whose employers suspend their individual employment contract will receive an indemnity of 75% of the basic salary corresponding to the job held, but no more than 75% of the average gross salary provided for by the State Social Insurance Budget Law for 2022 no. 318/2021.

Use of measure

No information are available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Other groups of workers
Does not apply to businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No public information is available on the involvement of social partners in the designing, implementing and monitoring of the measure.

Views and reactions

There is no publicly available information about the social partners' views or reaction on the measure.


  • 06 April 2022: Press release Employees of employers affected by the war in Ukraine will benefit from an allowance paid from funds from the unemployment insurance budget (
  • 07 April 2022: Government Ordinance no. 36/6 April 2022 (Ordonanță de urgență nr. 36 din 6 aprilie 2022) (


Eurofound (2022), Social protection of employees in the context of the armed conflict in Ukraine, measure RO-2022-15/2992 (measures in Romania), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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