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
27/09/2010 United Kingdom Central Manchester Hospitals NHS Trust Internal restructuring Health / social work 1,400
10/09/2010 United Kingdom Connaught Bankruptcy Construction 1,400
27/01/2016 World STMicroelectronics Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,400
09/10/2014 Germany Signal Iduna Internal restructuring Financial services 1,400
02/06/2015 World Sikorsky Aircraft Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,400
16/01/2007 Sweden Försäkringskassan Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 1,400
02/11/2006 World Solectron Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,400
17/04/2007 Belgium OPEL Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,400
12/04/2007 Sweden Saab Automobile Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,400
05/07/2005 United Kingdom Asda Internal restructuring Retail 1,400
27/01/2005 United Kingdom BAE Systems Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,400
12/01/2011 Poland Halemba-Wirek Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying 1,402
17/02/2009 European Union Pliva Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,403
12/06/2014 France Bouygues Telecom Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,404