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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
21/04/2008 World Citigroup Internal restructuring Financial services 13,200
20/09/2018 World Wells Fargo Internal restructuring Financial services 13,250
25/04/2002 World Siemens Internal restructuring Manufacturing 13,500
11/12/2008 World Rio Tinto Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying 14,000
20/01/2004 European Union France Télécom Internal restructuring Information / communication 14,500
28/08/2018 France Fonction publique d'État Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 3300 14,500
19/07/2005 World Hewlett-Packard Internal restructuring Manufacturing 14,500
30/06/2020 World Airbus Internal restructuring Manufacturing 14,900
28/05/2020 World Renault Internal restructuring Manufacturing 15,000
29/11/2019 World Daimler Internal restructuring Manufacturing 15,000
10/05/2002 World HP - Compaq Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing 15,000
13/09/2004 World EDS (Electronic data system) Internal restructuring Information / communication 15,000
07/02/2003 Austria Österreichische Bundesbahnen ÖBB Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 15,000
14/05/2009 World British Telecom Internal restructuring Information / communication 15,000