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
03/11/2016 Germany Amazon Business expansion Retail 1000
16/11/2016 Finland Valmet Automotive Business expansion Manufacturing 1000
15/09/2004 United Kingdom Aspinall Packer Group Business expansion Retail 1000
14/10/2004 United Kingdom Sports World International Business expansion Transportation / storage 1000
22/11/2004 United Kingdom Ryanair Business expansion Transportation / storage 1000
05/11/2004 Poland Ikea Business expansion Manufacturing 1000
06/12/2004 Poland General Motors Business expansion Manufacturing 1000
08/01/2005 Poland Ikea Business expansion Manufacturing 1000
18/01/2005 European Union Shell Business expansion Mining / quarrying 1000
22/01/2005 Poland Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland Business expansion Manufacturing 1000
07/06/2004 United Kingdom Barclays Internal restructuring Financial services 1000 800
17/06/2004 United Kingdom HSBC Internal restructuring Financial services 1000 3,500
09/03/2006 Poland ComArch Business expansion Information / communication 1000
22/06/2004 Ireland Guidant Business expansion Manufacturing 1000