EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change


The restructuring events database contains factsheets with data on large-scale restructuring events reported in the principal national media in each EU member state. It has been in existence since 2002.

The map displays the most recent cases. Nation-wide cases are displayed next to the country name.

Recent restructuring cases

The database is updated daily and grows at a rate of approximately 20-30 new entries a week. To date, more than 25,000 restructuring events have been recorded.

In order to be included in the database, an individual case of restructuring must involve the announced loss or creation of at least 100 jobs, or employment effects affecting at least 10% of a workforce of more than 250 people. A restructuring statistics tool is available to explore summary data from the restructuring events database by country, sector and restructuring type.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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Announcement date Country Company Restructuring type Sector Planned job creationвъзходящо сортиране Planned job reductions min
24/04/2006 France France Télécom Business expansion Information / communication 6000
08/05/2006 Germany Deutsche Telekom Internal restructuring Information / communication 6000 32,000
26/11/2008 United Kingdom Department of Work and Pensions Business expansion Public administration and defence 6000
23/05/2012 United Kingdom Sainsbury's Business expansion Retail 6000
26/01/2012 European Union Subway Business expansion Hotel / restaurants 6000
04/10/2012 European Union Safran Business expansion Manufacturing 6000
10/03/2015 World Audi Business expansion Manufacturing 6000
03/07/2014 United Kingdom Asda Internal restructuring Retail 5670 1,360
22/05/2014 United Kingdom Aldi Business expansion Retail 5500
13/05/2005 Germany BMW Business expansion Manufacturing 5500
12/02/2016 World Safran Business expansion Manufacturing 5500
16/12/2011 World EADS Business expansion Manufacturing 5500
27/08/2008 France Societe Generale Business expansion Financial services 5500
22/04/2005 Romania Ministerul Administratiei si Internelor Business expansion Public administration and defence 5400