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 creationsorteeri kasvavalt Planned job reductions min
25/10/2012 Poland Bader Internal restructuring Manufacturing 300
23/10/2012 Estonia Bellus Furnitur Internal restructuring Manufacturing 60
24/10/2012 Belgium Ford Closure Manufacturing 4,340
25/10/2012 Belgium Volvo Cars Internal restructuring Manufacturing 300
25/10/2012 Belgium Duferco-NLMK Internal restructuring Manufacturing 601
17/10/2012 Ireland Abbott Nutrition Internal restructuring Manufacturing 180
23/10/2012 Sweden Mediabolaget Västkusten Internal restructuring Information / communication 50
25/10/2012 Greece Public Sector Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 2,000
26/10/2012 Finland Pilkington Automotive Closure Manufacturing 230
22/10/2012 Slovakia Delphi Slovensko Internal restructuring Manufacturing 85
23/10/2012 Slovakia Nemocnica v Lučenci Internal restructuring Health / social work 50
23/10/2012 Slovakia Ryoka Global Europe Closure Manufacturing 227
30/10/2012 Austria W.Hamburger Closure Manufacturing 100
25/10/2012 Germany ThyssenKrupp Bilstein Suspension Internal restructuring Manufacturing 175