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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 Companymažėjančia tvarka Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
04/06/2012 Poland Włocławek Local Government Internal restructuring Education 120
08/07/2013 Poland Włocławek Local Government Internal restructuring Education 146
02/03/2018 Poland X-kom Business expansion Retail 120
26/08/2008 Italy X-Pharma Bankruptcy/Closure Retail 376
29/06/2007 Slovakia X-Šport SK Bankruptcy/Closure Retail 100
02/10/2014 United Kingdom Xaar Internal restructuring Manufacturing 160
31/07/2008 Slovenia XAL Business expansion Manufacturing 150
21/11/2014 Ireland Xanadu Business expansion Information / communication 120
23/12/2003 World Xantic Internal restructuring Information / communication 247
13/03/2018 Netherlands Xenos Merger/Acquisition Retail 180
05/12/2016 Poland Xeos Business expansion Manufacturing 120
22/05/2019 Poland Xeos Business expansion Manufacturing 300
08/06/2021 Poland XEOS Closure Manufacturing 220
17/03/2017 United Kingdom Xero Business expansion Information / communication 100