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.The full dataset can be made available for non-commercial research purposes. If interested, please submit a request to access the ERM dataset.

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
19/11/2008 World Yahoo Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,500
13/10/2008 Germany Qimonda Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,500
20/03/2007 Norway StatoilHydro Merger/Acquisition Mining / quarrying 1,500
19/10/2007 Netherlands UWV-CWI Merger/Acquisition Public administration and defence 1,500
22/08/2007 Austria Österreichische Post Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 1,500
15/01/2008 World EMI Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,500
18/01/2008 France SNCF Fret Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,500
25/01/2022 World Unilever PLC Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,500
04/11/2020 United Kingdom John Lewis Partnership Internal restructuring Professional services 1,500
03/12/2020 Italy Banco BPM Internal restructuring Financial services 1,500
07/06/2022 World Cazoo Closure Retail 1,500
25/05/2009 Romania Compania Naţională de Căi Ferate `CFR` Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 1,500
28/11/2008 Hungary Foxconn Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,500
03/02/2009 Poland Poczta Polska Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 1,500