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 Companyabsteigend sortieren Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
29/04/2009 European Union Vestas Wind Systems Closure Manufacturing 1,900
29/04/2009 United Kingdom Vestas Wind Systems Closure Manufacturing 600
27/09/2019 Germany Vestas Wind Systems Internal restructuring Manufacturing 330
09/09/2004 Denmark Vestfrost Internal restructuring Manufacturing 245
21/03/2006 Denmark Vestfrost Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 150
27/09/2006 Denmark Vestfrost Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 174
19/03/2007 Denmark Vestfrost Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 240
06/09/2012 Netherlands Vestia Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 200
05/06/2013 Netherlands Vestia Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 250
29/05/2017 France Vestiaire collective Business expansion Retail 150
24/12/2008 Poland Vestio Internal restructuring Manufacturing 396
26/01/2021 Denmark Vestjysk Bank Merger/Acquisition Financial services 75
08/06/2002 Portugal Vestus Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 414
12/09/2019 Spain Vesuvius Iberica Refractarios Closure Manufacturing 128