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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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14/06/2012 Finland Nokia Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
28/07/2016 United Kingdom lloyds banking group Internal restructuring Financial services 3,000
14/10/2016 World HP Inc. Internal restructuring Information / communication 3,000
10/03/2016 Germany Volkswagen Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
25/03/2020 Germany ThyssenKrupp Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
05/06/2020 World Hutchinson Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
01/05/2020 United Kingdom Rolls-Royce Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
18/11/2019 World Tata Steel Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
27/06/2019 Germany BASF Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
08/02/2019 Slovakia Volkswagen Slovakia Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
03/07/2017 World Microsoft Internal restructuring Information / communication 3,000
04/08/2017 World Pearson Internal restructuring Information / communication 3,000
14/03/2018 United Kingdom Toys R Us Bankruptcy Retail 3,000
27/02/2018 Italy Poste Italiane Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 3,000