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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 creation Planned job reductions minsorter faldende
03/08/2006 Germany Ergo Versicherungsgruppe Internal restructuring Financial services 1,200
16/03/2007 Spain Seat Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,200
05/10/2006 Germany Postbank Merger/Acquisition Financial services 1,200
04/04/2007 Germany DBV-Winterthur Merger/Acquisition Financial services 1,200
14/03/2006 Sweden Scania Relocation Manufacturing 1200 1,200
27/03/2006 Hungary Rehabit Komplex Other Manufacturing 1,200
09/05/2006 United Kingdom Littlewoods Internal restructuring Retail 1,200
15/05/2006 United Kingdom Nottingham University Hospitals NHS trust Internal restructuring Health / social work 1,200
19/11/2015 World Sodexo Internal restructuring Hotel / restaurants 1,200
11/11/2015 Germany Hypovereinsbank (HVB) Internal restructuring Financial services 1,200
30/01/2019 World Wärtsilä Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,200
28/06/2017 United Kingdom Tesco Internal restructuring Retail 1,200
13/12/2011 Germany Areva Internal restructuring Utilities 1,200
17/01/2012 Germany Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,200