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 25,000 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
23/08/2021 Slovakia Trim Leader Closure Manufacturing 442
22/08/2021 Poland Erkado Business expansion Manufacturing 100
22/08/2021 Poland Decathlon Business expansion Retail 600
20/08/2021 Latvia Latvijas Dzelzceļš Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 700
19/08/2021 Estonia ABB Internal restructuring Manufacturing 100
19/08/2021 World Wizz Air Business expansion Transportation / storage 800
17/08/2021 Sweden Nevs Internal restructuring Manufacturing 300
14/08/2021 Netherlands Red je pakketje Business expansion Transportation / storage 120
13/08/2021 Slovenia Mercator Business expansion Retail 100
12/08/2021 Croatia Orljava Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 170
11/08/2021 Finland Veikkaus Internal restructuring Arts / entertainment 200
11/08/2021 Portugal Continental Engineering Services Portugal Business expansion Information / communication 150
09/08/2021 Czechia Daikin Industries Czech Republic Business expansion Manufacturing 120
09/08/2021 Spain Primark Business expansion Retail 650