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.The full dataset can be made available for non-commercial research purposes. If interested, please submit a request to access the ERM dataset.

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 creationabsteigend sortieren Planned job reductions min
17/03/2004 France Thales Air Defence (TAD) Internal restructuring Manufacturing 500
25/10/2003 Belgium SML Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 262
08/08/2003 Finland Fazer Bakery Internal restructuring Manufacturing 200
05/03/2004 United Kingdom P&O Nedlloyd Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 1,200
06/07/2003 Portugal Jorgen Mortensen Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 152
27/02/2003 France Matra Automobiles Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 1,226
06/02/2003 Belgium Groupe Sud Presse Internal restructuring Information / communication 125
23/04/2003 Sweden Posten Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 385
25/07/2003 Sweden Coop Norden Internal restructuring Retail 350
17/12/2003 Netherlands Volker Wessels Netwerk Bouw Internal restructuring Information / communication 200
19/05/2002 United Kingdom Consigna Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 17,000
23/08/2002 Germany Nachtmann Crystal AG Internal restructuring Manufacturing 200
07/03/2003 United Kingdom British Telecom Offshoring/Delocalisation Information / communication 2,000
20/12/2003 Germany DSM Nutritional Products (DNP) Internal restructuring Manufacturing 290