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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 creationsorteeri kasvavalt Planned job reductions min
04/09/2012 Sweden Swedwood Älmhult Internal restructuring Manufacturing 70
20/08/2012 United Kingdom Julian Graves Closure Retail 755
02/09/2012 Belgium Thomas Cook Belgium Internal restructuring Administrative services 100
06/08/2012 United Kingdom Lloyds Pharmacy Internal restructuring Retail 120
04/09/2012 Germany ProMarkt Closure Retail 290
04/09/2012 Germany Merck Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,100
15/08/2012 Germany Stollwerck Internal restructuring Manufacturing 95
15/08/2012 Romania Volksbank Romania Internal restructuring Financial services 170
06/09/2012 Germany Bundesagentur für Arbeit Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 10,000
31/08/2012 Sweden Fazer Skogaholm Internal restructuring Manufacturing 91
14/08/2012 Sweden Dynapac Compaction Equipment Internal restructuring Manufacturing 83
07/09/2012 Sweden Getinge Disinfection Outsourcing Manufacturing 40
06/09/2012 France Cinram Optical Disc Bankruptcy Manufacturing 106
23/08/2012 Austria Holzindustrie Lenzing Closure Manufacturing 104