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 stigende Planned job reductions min
16/05/2014 United Kingdom Paul Simon Closure Retail 209
21/05/2014 United Kingdom Morgan Advanced Materials Internal restructuring Manufacturing 100
21/05/2014 United Kingdom Devro Internal restructuring Manufacturing 130
29/05/2014 Ireland Bausch & Lomb Internal restructuring Manufacturing 200
28/05/2014 Greece Foreign Press Distribution Agency Bankruptcy Retail 120
05/05/2014 Italy Sapa Internal restructuring Manufacturing 136
18/04/2014 Italy Industries Sportswear Company Outsourcing Manufacturing 92
21/05/2014 United Kingdom Solus Internal restructuring Retail 91
12/05/2014 Slovakia Euroform Pro Bankruptcy Manufacturing 170
28/05/2014 United Kingdom Northern Ireland Electricity Internal restructuring Utilities 120
15/04/2014 United Kingdom Imperial Tobacco Closure Manufacturing 540
07/04/2014 United Kingdom Avana Bakeries Closure Manufacturing 390
30/04/2014 United Kingdom Abacus Care Closure Health / social work 152
29/05/2014 Portugal PSA Peugeot-Citroen Internal restructuring Manufacturing 280