Effective January 6, 2018, the minimum monthly salary for foreign workers in Romania has increased to RON 4,162, up 33 percent from last year. The minimum monthly salary for highly-skilled workers has increased to RON 16,648. (..) Initial and renewal applications. Employers of foreign nationals seeking to obtain or renew a work permit on or after January 6, 2018 must increase the foreign national’s minimum salary to comply with the new rule
As projected, effective January 1, 2018, Romania’s national minimum wage will be increased from RON 1,450 per month to RON 1,900 per month.
The number of foreign (e.g. coming from non-EU countries) workers is subject to regulation, so I do not see how foreign workers can disrupt labor market.
Question: Why would a country impose higher minimum salary for foreign workers than for the local ones?