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 faldende Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
03/08/2009 France Walywood Business expansion Arts / entertainment 650
18/10/2016 Poland Wamag Bankruptcy Manufacturing 154
23/02/2006 Poland Wampol Business expansion Manufacturing 150
03/02/2003 France Wanadoo Portails Internal restructuring Information / communication 102
20/05/2014 France Wanders Bankruptcy Manufacturing 113
13/05/2006 Czechia Wanemi CZ Business expansion Utilities 500
14/04/2008 Czechia Wanemi CZ Business expansion Manufacturing 160
09/06/2008 Czechia Wanzl Business expansion Manufacturing 140
13/10/2017 Czechia Wanzl Czech Republic Business expansion Manufacturing 140
25/09/2007 United Kingdom Warburtons Business expansion Manufacturing 200
29/05/2008 United Kingdom Warburtons Business expansion Manufacturing 450
12/07/2019 United Kingdom Warburtons Closure Manufacturing 100
20/09/2017 Czechia Wargaming Business expansion Arts / entertainment 300
30/12/2019 Poland Warmia Closure Manufacturing 140