The Romanian Worker in France

Romanian worker in France

Romanian worker in France

Despite the long-standing cultural ties between Romania and France, France is currently the main host country of Romanians living in the country as immigrants. The French government is keen to encourage further migration of Romanians, as the French economy is largely fueled by companies with majority Romanian ownership, such as carmakers Renault and Peugeot. Moreover, almost all of the CAC 40 French stocks have an exposure to Romania.

In addition, the French interim romania franta relies heavily on the services of Romanian workers, including in public administration. These Romanians, referred to as “posted workers”, pay taxes and social charges in their home countries, and therefore cost less than local labour. The number of posted workers is growing rapidly in the EU, causing tensions with host countries, where they are perceived as undercutting wages and exacerbating income inequality.

The Rise of Romanian Workers in France: Trends and Implications

Unlike in other European countries, there are no legal restrictions for citizens of Romania and Bulgaria to work in France. However, many still struggle to make a living. They often beg, but also work as models, welders or fishermen, or are employed in the services of tourist agencies.

In order to better understand why Romanians choose to settle in France, the authors of this article interviewed physicians who had moved from Romania to France for several years. They were asked questions on a grid that included medical studies and qualifications, career before and during their stay in France, links with Romania, motivations for the move, job satisfaction and conditions of professional practice.