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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
27/02/2004 World Fiamm Internal restructuring Manufacturing 800
19/09/2006 Austria Gabor Internal restructuring Manufacturing 170
16/03/2004 Spain Printer Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 697
16/03/2004 Denmark LEGO Internal restructuring Manufacturing 160
25/04/2003 European Union Software AG Internal restructuring Information / communication 300
30/09/2002 Sweden Kronfågel Internal restructuring Manufacturing 239
30/09/2001 Germany Adam Opel (General Motors) Internal restructuring Manufacturing 2,500
10/12/2003 Belgium TDS Automotive Internal restructuring Manufacturing 39
21/06/2002 Ireland Boston Scientific Internal restructuring Manufacturing 250
19/08/2002 World Plaut AG Internal restructuring Professional services 400
10/03/2004 World WM-data Novo Internal restructuring Information / communication 152
30/09/2002 Netherlands Ericsson Internal restructuring Manufacturing 400
21/02/2003 Netherlands LogicaCMG Internal restructuring Information / communication 415
14/10/2003 World SKF Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,400