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 Companysorter stigende Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
16/05/2008 Poland Aflofarm Business expansion Manufacturing 130
04/10/2019 United Kingdom Aflac Business expansion Information / communication 150
06/12/2006 Slovenia Afit Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 60
12/09/2017 Romania AFI Europe Business expansion Retail 2000
12/07/2006 France Affimet Oise Internal restructuring Manufacturing 127
06/09/2005 Poland Affiliated Computer Services of Poland Business expansion Administrative services 500
15/12/2006 Spain Afer Business expansion Construction 3600
18/08/2008 Portugal Afenisa Business expansion Manufacturing 250
24/02/2006 United Kingdom AF Colodense Bankruptcy/Closure Administrative services 175
15/09/2008 Sweden ÅF Business expansion Professional services 100
11/10/2016 Sweden ÅF Business expansion Professional services 500
11/03/2013 Sweden ÅF Business expansion Professional services 120
29/03/2011 Hungary AES Hungary Closure Utilities 203
29/12/2011 Hungary AES Borsodi Energetikai Bankruptcy Utilities 132