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 27,000 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 creation Planned job reductions min
21/11/2002 World ING Group Internal restructuring Financial services 1,000
20/11/2002 European Union Samas Groep Internal restructuring Retail 375
20/11/2002 Sweden Lear Corporation Relocation Manufacturing 100
20/11/2002 World MAN Internal restructuring Manufacturing 6,000
20/11/2002 World ABN Amro Internal restructuring Financial services 4,400
20/11/2002 Denmark Orange Internal restructuring Information / communication 400
20/11/2002 World Stork Internal restructuring Manufacturing 200
20/11/2002 Germany SITAG Sitzmöbel GmbH Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 100
16/11/2002 Spain Volkswagen Spain Internal restructuring Manufacturing 590
15/11/2002 France WorldCom France Internal restructuring Information / communication 200
14/11/2002 United Kingdom Cable & Wireless Internal restructuring Information / communication 800
14/11/2002 France Jacquemard Internal restructuring Manufacturing 280
14/11/2002 Portugal Blaupunkt Internal restructuring Manufacturing 200
14/11/2002 World AMD Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,300