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 date Country Company Restructuring type Sector Planned job creationsorter faldende Planned job reductions min
02/07/2014 Romania Vodafone Shared Services Romania Business expansion Administrative services 650
13/11/2009 Germany Fielmann Business expansion Retail 650
10/11/2009 Spain Decathlon Business expansion Retail 650
03/08/2009 France Walywood Business expansion Arts / entertainment 650
27/02/2017 Czechia Robert Bosch Business expansion Manufacturing 650
06/03/2017 France Sogeti Business expansion Information / communication 650
05/07/2016 United Kingdom Travelodge Business expansion Hotel / restaurants 650
22/08/2020 Greece O.SY and STA.SY Business expansion Transportation / storage 655
13/05/2008 Romania Renault Mecanique Roumanie Business expansion Manufacturing 660
13/09/2008 Romania BauMax Business expansion Retail 660
30/05/2018 Belgium DEME Business expansion Construction 660
09/06/2005 Czechia Brose Business expansion Manufacturing 660
19/05/2005 Spain Renfe Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 667 2,000
12/11/2013 Romania Electronic Arts Romania Business expansion Manufacturing 670