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 Company Restructuring type Sector Planned job creationαύξουσα ταξινόμηση Planned job reductions min
12/07/2002 Sweden Collins & Aikman Internal restructuring Manufacturing 105
10/10/2002 Germany Orga Kartensystem Internal restructuring Information / communication 250
06/01/2004 United Kingdom Barclays Offshoring/Delocalisation Financial services 250
25/09/2003 Netherlands Neways Electronics Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 100
23/05/2003 France Sourisseau Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 99
26/09/2003 Germany Escada Internal restructuring Manufacturing 300
13/02/2003 Sweden Ericsson Internal restructuring Manufacturing 700
28/08/2002 France Les Volailles de Kéranna Internal restructuring Manufacturing 416
25/01/2003 United Kingdom Safeway Merger/Acquisition Retail 1,200
13/05/2003 European Union Arla Foods Internal restructuring Manufacturing 600
06/12/2002 Germany Pixelpark AG Internal restructuring Information / communication 150
19/03/2004 United Kingdom EAAC (European Aviation Air Charter) Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 560
18/03/2002 World EMI Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,800
09/09/2002 Netherlands Kliq Internal restructuring Administrative services 500