Social Progress Watch 2015 Country Report | Romania

Romania continues to be challenged by its under-performing labour market, which is below EU standards in health and social services and education, and difficulties integrating its Roma population. These challenges have been described by the European Institutions in great detail and are supported by the findings of the SOLIDAR EU Strategy Group in Romania. Nevertheless, the government continues to make little progress on all these fronts, delaying the development or implementation of nationwide strategies. Moreover, our Strategy Group is critical of the measures that are being taken, which more often than not rely on cost-cutting and in no way bring the necessary investments in the capacity of public institutions to provide effective support for people in need.