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 creation Planned job reductions min
21/03/2003 Austria Baxter Internal restructuring Manufacturing 185
21/03/2003 European Union Royal KPN Internal restructuring Information / communication 800
20/03/2003 France Alcatel Business Systems Internal restructuring Manufacturing 350
20/03/2003 Netherlands ABN Amro Internal restructuring Financial services 203
19/03/2003 Netherlands Brinkman Techniek Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 130
19/03/2003 Denmark Alm. Brand Internal restructuring Financial services 100
18/03/2003 Belgium Kabelwerk Eupen AG Internal restructuring Manufacturing 100
18/03/2003 United Kingdom Shell Relocation Mining / quarrying 350
17/03/2003 United Kingdom BBC Internal restructuring Information / communication 100
17/03/2003 France Gillette Internal restructuring Manufacturing 65
17/03/2003 Denmark Vestas a/s Internal restructuring Manufacturing 250
15/03/2003 Italy San Marco Imaging Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 250
15/03/2003 Italy Speedline Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing 440
14/03/2003 Italy Banca Popolare Commercio Industria (Bpci Spa) Merger/Acquisition Financial services 189