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 minsorter i stigende rekkefølge
09/02/2006 Germany Volkswagen Internal restructuring Manufacturing 20,200
21/10/2003 World Sony Internal restructuring Manufacturing 20,000
13/12/2005 Germany City-State of Berlin Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 20,000
10/01/2007 World Michelin Internal restructuring Manufacturing 20,000
18/11/2016 Germany Volkswagen Internal restructuring Manufacturing 20,000
05/07/2007 World Unilever Internal restructuring Manufacturing 20,000
27/01/2009 World Caterpillar Internal restructuring Manufacturing 20,000
10/02/2009 World Nissan Internal restructuring Manufacturing 20,000
22/05/2020 World Nissan Internal restructuring Manufacturing 20,000
23/02/2009 World Anglo American Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying 19,000
21/07/2004 United Kingdom Armed Forces Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 18,413
11/03/2009 World United Technologies Corporation Internal restructuring Manufacturing 18,000
17/07/2014 World Microsoft Merger/Acquisition Information / communication 18,000
07/07/2019 World Deutsche Bank Internal restructuring Financial services 18,000