The apparatus of the Romanian Finance Ministry is too complicated, has little efficiency and in some areas is affected by corruption suspicions, according to a report produced by one of Romania's foreign lenders. While France, with a population three times bigger than Romania's, has 990 employees at the Finance Ministry and Germany has some 1,300, Romania's ministry has no less than 1,432 employees.

The personnel distribution within the ministry is more of a historic inheritance than a reflection of the current needs, the report shows. It says the salary system is opaque and asymmetrical and the whole structure of the ministry must be reconsidered.

While internal surveys made at the Finance Ministry confirm the degree of discontent among its own employees, external analysts describe the system as fragmented, opaque and demotivating for employees. A realignment of human resources for strategic priorities is desired for a higher efficiency, it days.