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.

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
07/07/2008 United Kingdom AB Automotive Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 157
22/02/2014 Denmark Aarhus Universitet Internal restructuring Education 358
14/08/2006 Germany Aareal Bank Internal restructuring Financial services 400
16/04/2014 Finland Aalto University Internal restructuring Education 130
09/11/2015 Finland Aalto University Internal restructuring Education 320
07/01/2009 Denmark Aalborg Portland Internal restructuring Manufacturing 130
21/02/2005 Poland Aalberts Industries Polska Business expansion Manufacturing 100
19/09/2012 Sweden AAK Internal restructuring Manufacturing 55
28/12/2005 Germany Aachen Münchener Internal restructuring Financial services 159
18/05/2007 Czechia AAA Auto Business expansion Retail 282
22/08/2008 European Union AAA Auto Internal restructuring Retail 1,300
28/11/2008 Czechia AAA Auto Internal restructuring Retail 700
27/08/2010 Czechia AAA Auto Business expansion Retail 200
10/02/2014 Czechia AAA Auto Business expansion Retail 150