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
09/05/2017 United Kingdom Aberystwyth University Internal restructuring Education 150
06/07/2006 Portugal Abertis Business expansion Transportation / storage 5000
10/12/2019 Spain Abertis Closure Transportation / storage 136
02/07/2020 Spain Abertis Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 160
13/07/2021 Spain Abertis Closure Transportation / storage 348
15/06/2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen Council Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 150
12/02/2018 United Kingdom Aberdeen City Council Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 370
01/06/2012 Ireland Abercrombie and Fitch Business expansion Retail 200
03/05/2016 Spain Abengoa Internal restructuring Information / communication 500
21/06/2017 Spain Abelan Catalana Bankruptcy Manufacturing 131
29/01/2013 Spain ABC Punto Radio Closure Information / communication 136
31/07/2014 Slovakia ABC Klima Bankruptcy Construction 100
13/05/2014 Germany AbbVie Internal restructuring Manufacturing 200
17/10/2012 Ireland Abbott Nutrition Internal restructuring Manufacturing 180