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 Company Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions minsorter stigende
30/09/2009 France French state (Administration) Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 17,749
19/05/2002 United Kingdom Consigna Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 17,000
24/06/2002 World WorldCom Internal restructuring Information / communication 17,000
23/11/2011 World Nokia Siemens Networks Internal restructuring Manufacturing 17,000
11/04/2007 World Citigroup Internal restructuring Financial services 17,000
08/07/2008 World Siemens AG Internal restructuring Manufacturing 16,750
02/03/2009 World Volkswagen Internal restructuring Manufacturing 16,500
24/06/2009 France Education Nationale Internal restructuring Education 16,000
09/12/2008 World Sony Internal restructuring Manufacturing 16,000
15/02/2006 France France Télécom Internal restructuring Information / communication 16,000
29/12/2010 France Education nationale Other Education 16,000
02/04/2006 World Alcatel-Lucent Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing 15,500
08/01/2009 World Alcoa Internal restructuring Manufacturing 15,200
20/01/2009 World Real, MediaMarkt, Saturn, Galeria Kaufhof, Cash & Carry Internal restructuring Retail 15,000