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 date Country Companyabsteigend sortieren Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
24/03/2013 Germany WAZ-Gruppe Internal restructuring Information / communication 200
29/01/2014 Finland Wärtsilä Internal restructuring Manufacturing 142
26/01/2009 Belgium WCA Alro Internal restructuring Manufacturing 180
12/09/2016 Germany WDR mediagroup Internal restructuring Information / communication 150
03/10/2004 Germany WDR Westdeutschen Rundfunk Internal restructuring Information / communication 100
21/08/2014 United Kingdom We fight any claim Business expansion Administrative services 140
02/09/2019 United Kingdom We fight any claim Internal restructuring Administrative services 130
07/04/2017 France We Fix Business expansion Other services 200
06/02/2017 France Weare Aerospace Business expansion Manufacturing 100
30/01/2014 World Weatherford International Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying 7,000
12/03/2014 Norway Weatherford Norge Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying 100
23/05/2002 Portugal Web-Lab Internal restructuring Professional services 170
23/05/2002 Portugal Web-Lab Internal restructuring Professional services 170
29/09/2006 Germany Webasto Internal restructuring Manufacturing 280