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 Companysorter stigende Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
19/12/2018 Czechia Zetor Tractors Internal restructuring Manufacturing 145
16/11/2009 Czechia Zetor Internal restructuring Manufacturing 185
04/05/2020 Poland Zespół Zarządców Nieruchomości Internal restructuring Real estate 129
30/08/2005 Poland Zespół Elektrowni Pątnów - Adamów - Konin (PAK) Internal restructuring Utilities 400
17/01/2006 Poland Zespół Elektrociepłowni Internal restructuring Utilities 200
17/10/2006 Poland ZenSar Technology Business expansion Information / communication 1000
22/03/2012 France Zenika Business expansion Information / communication 100
12/07/2017 Ireland Zendesk Business expansion Information / communication 300
21/09/2010 Lithuania Zemaitijos keliai Internal restructuring Construction 70
18/08/2006 Poland Zelmer Internal restructuring Manufacturing 130
28/01/2009 Poland Zelmer Internal restructuring Manufacturing 170
03/11/2010 Poland Zelmer Business expansion Manufacturing 700
26/11/2015 Croatia Zeljezara Sisak (Sisak Iron and Steel Factory) Internal restructuring Manufacturing 100
19/04/2013 Slovakia Zeleznicna Spolocnost Cargo Slovakia Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 500