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.

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 dateaufsteigend sortieren Country Company Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
14/03/2003 Italy Banca Popolare Commercio Industria (Bpci Spa) Merger/Acquisition Financial services 189
14/03/2003 Italy Banca Popolare di Bergamo (Bpb Spa) Merger/Acquisition Financial services 231
14/03/2003 France Aventis Pharma Internal restructuring Manufacturing 666
13/03/2003 Netherlands Heijmans Internal restructuring Construction 280
13/03/2003 Belgium BC Components Relocation Manufacturing 194
13/03/2003 France Wärtsilä Internal restructuring Manufacturing 414
13/03/2003 United Kingdom Corus Internal restructuring Manufacturing 4,000
13/03/2003 France Coventry Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 190
13/03/2003 European Union EADS European Aeronautic Defence and Space Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,600
12/03/2003 United Kingdom Canal+ Internal restructuring Information / communication 300
12/03/2003 Sweden Sanmina Internal restructuring Manufacturing 130
10/03/2003 Netherlands Organon NV Internal restructuring Manufacturing 150
08/03/2003 United Kingdom Prudential Offshoring/Delocalisation Financial services 1,000
07/03/2003 Belgium Linpac Automotive Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 235