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 stigende
20/01/2004 European Union France Télécom Internal restructuring Information / communication 14,500
19/07/2005 World Hewlett-Packard Internal restructuring Manufacturing 14,500
11/12/2008 World Rio Tinto Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying 14,000
25/04/2002 World Siemens Internal restructuring Manufacturing 13,500
20/09/2018 World Wells Fargo Internal restructuring Financial services 13,250
21/04/2008 World Citigroup Internal restructuring Financial services 13,200
04/05/2005 World IBM Internal restructuring Information / communication 13,000
01/09/2020 Germany Continental Internal restructuring Manufacturing 13,000
05/05/2020 World GE Aviation Internal restructuring Manufacturing 13,000
10/05/2018 World BT Internal restructuring Information / communication 6000 13,000
28/06/2016 Greece Marinopoulos Merger/Acquisition Retail 13,000
14/02/2003 World France Télécom Internal restructuring Information / communication 13,000
21/05/2002 World British Airways Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 13,000
14/05/2002 World Philips Internal restructuring Manufacturing 12,860