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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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Announcement date Country Company Restructuring type Sector Planned job creationαύξουσα ταξινόμηση Planned job reductions min
12/03/2004 France DHL Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 1,200
11/07/2003 France Merck santé Internal restructuring Manufacturing 320
04/05/2002 Ireland Solectron Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 375
08/09/2003 Netherlands EDS Internal restructuring Information / communication 200
12/08/2003 Netherlands Arcadis Internal restructuring Professional services 275
28/02/2003 Portugal Schuh-Union Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 352
19/12/2003 Sweden Sveriges Television Internal restructuring Information / communication 400
06/10/2006 Austria Australian Airlines Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 350
24/07/2003 Germany Corus Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 140
21/02/2004 United Kingdom TK ECC Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 550
15/03/2003 Italy Speedline Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing 440
08/08/2002 Belgium La Poste Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 8,000
29/01/2004 Netherlands Avebe B.A. Internal restructuring Manufacturing 350
22/10/2002 Denmark Nordea Internal restructuring Financial services 1,200