In the context of the European Union Social Dialogue Committee for Professional Football, representatives of UEFA (as chair of the Committee), FIFPRO Division Europe (as the social partner representing employees), the ECA and the European Leagues (both as social partners representing employers) visited Romania on 14 July 2022 to meet with representatives of the Romanian Football Federation (FRF), the Romanian Player Union (AFAN) and the Professional Football League (LPF).
During the meeting, hosted in the FRF House of Football in Bucharest and opened by FRF President Răzvan Burleanu, the partners addressed key issues related to social dialogue in Romania in an open and constructive atmosphere.
Discussions revolved mainly around the domestic implementation of the Minimum Requirements for Standard Player Contracts (MRSPC) and national dispute resolution mechanisms, but also covered other issues such as overdue payables. The parties jointly agreed on an action plan to be implemented within a defined timeframe.
In the context of the exchanges, the recently issued order No° 500 of the Ministry of Sport of Romania was also brought up. All parties shared serious concerns and reservations about its compatibility with the principle of free movement of workers enshrined in the EU Treaty. The parties expect the matter to be resolved without delay.