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 minaflopend sorteren
21/05/2009 Poland LOT Ground Services Bankruptcy Transportation / storage 1,420
31/08/2019 Netherlands Hudson's Bay Closure Retail 1,424
04/06/2013 Italy Indesit Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,425
06/08/2012 France Neo security Merger/Acquisition Administrative services 1,426
01/06/2011 Romania Autoritatea Nationala a Vamilor Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 1,427
11/07/2014 Spain Iberia Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 1,427
20/07/2011 United Kingdom Bombardier Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,429
18/10/2012 France Alcatel-Lucent Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,430
17/08/2006 Germany Visteon Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,430
23/12/2013 France SNCF Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 531 1,432
20/01/2019 Bulgaria ALC Bulgaria Bankruptcy Manufacturing 1,439
14/12/2015 France SNCF Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 0 1,443
16/04/2015 European Union Gea Group Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,450
13/10/2014 Italy Antonio Merloni Bankruptcy Manufacturing 1,450