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 22,000 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.

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Announcement date Country Company Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
12/09/2019 Belgium Lhoist Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying 117
12/09/2019 Ireland Clearstream Business expansion Financial services 100
12/09/2019 Romania Marquardt Business expansion Professional services 100
12/09/2019 World British American Tobacco Internal restructuring Manufacturing 2,300
12/09/2019 France Gap France Closure Retail 250
12/09/2019 Spain Vesuvius Iberica Refractarios Closure Manufacturing 128
11/09/2019 Romania Cognizant Softvision Business expansion Information / communication 500
11/09/2019 Croatia Salvus Business expansion Manufacturing 145
10/09/2019 Spain Telefónica Internal restructuring Information / communication 3,000
10/09/2019 Hungary Electrolux Lehel Hűtőgépgyár Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 800
10/09/2019 Finland UPM Internal restructuring Manufacturing 179
10/09/2019 Austria Porr Business expansion Construction 200
10/09/2019 Poland BSH Sprzęt Gospodarstwa Domowego Business expansion Manufacturing 1500
10/09/2019 Sweden Gestamp Hardtech Internal restructuring Manufacturing 55