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
18/10/2002 Sweden Printed Circuit Board Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 100
17/10/2002 United Kingdom Channel 4 Internal restructuring Information / communication 300
17/10/2002 Ireland EMC Internal restructuring Information / communication 200
17/10/2002 Sweden Axfood Merger/Acquisition Retail 150
16/10/2002 Spain Unipapel Internal restructuring Manufacturing 100
16/10/2002 France Yves St-Laurent Haute Couture Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing 162
16/10/2002 Ireland Irish Fertilizer Industries Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 620
16/10/2002 Netherlands Railion Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 100
16/10/2002 Spain Actaris Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 150
15/10/2002 Germany GE Energy Products Europe (GE EPE) Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 299
15/10/2002 France Whirlpool France Relocation Manufacturing 225
15/10/2002 Denmark Danmarks Radio Internal restructuring Information / communication 150
14/10/2002 Portugal Schuh-Union Internal restructuring Manufacturing 172
14/10/2002 World Open TV Internal restructuring Information / communication 315