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 creationaufsteigend sortieren Planned job reductions min
22/09/2005 Belgium Bekaert Internal restructuring Manufacturing 210
20/09/2005 Belgium Volvo Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 150
06/09/2005 Belgium Inalfa Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 387
13/09/2005 Spain Nissan Internal restructuring Manufacturing 116
14/09/2005 Spain Hewlett-Packard Internal restructuring Information / communication 140
22/09/2005 Spain AEG Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 280
21/09/2005 Slovenia Siteco Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 396
24/09/2005 United Kingdom Furnitureland Bankruptcy/Closure Retail 500
27/09/2005 Finland Stora Enso Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 55
28/09/2005 United Kingdom GCap Media Internal restructuring Information / communication 100
25/08/2005 Germany Bauer Internal restructuring Manufacturing 270
22/09/2005 Germany Ex-Cell-O Internal restructuring Manufacturing 100
22/09/2005 Germany Reemtsma Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 200
30/09/2005 Finland Atria Internal restructuring Manufacturing 68