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.The full dataset can be made available for non-commercial research purposes. If interested, please submit a request to access the ERM dataset.

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
27/01/2023 Estonia Express Post Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 450
27/01/2023 Austria Lifebrain Internal restructuring Health / social work 500
26/01/2023 Germany SAP Internal restructuring Information / communication 200
26/01/2023 World SAP Internal restructuring Information / communication 3,000
26/01/2023 Finland KONE Internal restructuring Manufacturing 150
26/01/2023 Netherlands Atlas Technologies / Lightyear Bankruptcy Manufacturing 620
26/01/2023 Germany CATL Business expansion Manufacturing 2000
26/01/2023 Germany Ernst & Young (EY) Internal restructuring Professional services 420
26/01/2023 World Dow Chemical Internal restructuring Manufacturing 2,000
25/01/2023 Belgium Janssen Pharmaceutica Internal restructuring Manufacturing 185
25/01/2023 World IBM Internal restructuring Information / communication 3,900
25/01/2023 Denmark Postdanmark Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 100
25/01/2023 Germany Flyline Offshoring/Delocalisation Transportation / storage 270
25/01/2023 Poland Grupa OLX Internal restructuring Information / communication 100