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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 creation Planned job reductions min
29/09/2003 Denmark Lundbeck Internal restructuring Manufacturing 200
27/09/2003 Ireland Mace Business expansion Manufacturing 750
27/09/2003 Ireland Refond Other Manufacturing 130
26/09/2003 World Escada Internal restructuring Manufacturing 800
26/09/2003 Germany Escada Internal restructuring Manufacturing 300
26/09/2003 France Answare Internal restructuring Information / communication 80
26/09/2003 Belgium Alstom T&D Belgium Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 108
25/09/2003 Germany T-Online Internal restructuring Information / communication 80
25/09/2003 Netherlands Neways Electronics Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 100
24/09/2003 World Ticona Internal restructuring Manufacturing 140
24/09/2003 Belgium Invensys Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 41
24/09/2003 Netherlands Boekhandels Groep Nederland (BGN) Internal restructuring Retail 90
24/09/2003 France La papeterie Corbehem Internal restructuring Manufacturing 160
23/09/2003 Finland Mäntyluoto Works Internal restructuring Manufacturing 160