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 datesorter stigende Country Company Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
16/01/2004 World Nokia Internal restructuring Manufacturing 140
16/01/2004 United Kingdom Samsung Internal restructuring Manufacturing 425
16/01/2004 United Kingdom Cable & Wireless Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,000
16/01/2004 United Kingdom NMT Group Internal restructuring Manufacturing 140
15/01/2004 Spain Samsung Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 446
14/01/2004 Ireland Phillips Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 150
14/01/2004 United Kingdom Abbey Offshoring/Delocalisation Financial services 400
14/01/2004 Portugal Brax Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 450
14/01/2004 Finland Wärtsilä Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 425
13/01/2004 United Kingdom Abbey Internal restructuring Financial services 110
13/01/2004 Denmark Maersk Container Industry Internal restructuring Manufacturing 85
12/01/2004 France Bosch Systèmes de Freinage Internal restructuring Manufacturing 125 632
12/01/2004 World Instinet Internal restructuring Financial services 185
12/01/2004 United Kingdom Boots Internal restructuring Retail 1,500