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
18/10/2006 Germany Lufthansa Business expansion Transportation / storage 750
08/09/2006 Ireland Bridgewater Centre Business expansion Retail 750
28/03/2007 Czechia RE/MAX Business expansion Real estate 750
10/11/2014 Belgium Albert Heijn Business expansion Retail 750
23/12/2015 Belgium STIB-MIVB Business expansion Transportation / storage 750
13/01/2011 United Kingdom Amazon Business expansion Transportation / storage 750
20/01/2011 United Kingdom Airbus Business expansion Manufacturing 750
24/02/2011 Germany Daimler Mercedes Business expansion Manufacturing 750
14/07/2010 Ireland Tesco Business expansion Retail 750
01/08/2019 United Kingdom Nationwide Building Society Business expansion Information / communication 750
09/07/2020 Spain IKEA Business expansion Retail 750
10/10/2007 Germany Deloitte Business expansion Professional services 750
12/12/2011 World Comess Group Business expansion Hotel / restaurants 750
24/05/2018 Poland Ernst and Young Business expansion Professional services 750