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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
07/05/2002 Netherlands Landis NV Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,400
14/09/2003 Netherlands Heineken Nederlands Beheer Internal restructuring Manufacturing 450
21/06/2002 Ireland Sara Lee underwear manufacturers Internal restructuring Manufacturing 104
31/05/2002 United Kingdom BP Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying 800
04/09/2002 United Kingdom Britannic Internal restructuring Financial services 200
22/05/2003 Sweden Orrefors Kosta Boda Internal restructuring Manufacturing 158
22/01/2003 Italy Assicurazioni Generali Internal restructuring Financial services 600
25/06/2002 France Bekaert Internal restructuring Manufacturing 167
20/03/2004 Sweden Svenska Rayon Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 130
08/07/2003 France Schneider Electric Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,000
16/12/2002 United Kingdom Business a.m. Bankruptcy/Closure Information / communication 125
08/10/2003 Germany SKF Outsourcing Manufacturing 318
26/06/2002 France Lejaby Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 231
18/02/2004 Sweden Skövde Kommun Internal restructuring Education 137