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 min
28/07/2021 Germany Meyer-Werft Internal restructuring Manufacturing 450
14/07/2021 Belgium Chick & Cheez Business expansion Hotel / restaurants 400 400
12/07/2021 Germany Atos Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,300
09/07/2021 Poland LPP Business expansion Transportation / storage 500
08/07/2021 Czechia Lidl Business expansion Retail 1000
07/07/2021 Poland ID Logistics Business expansion Transportation / storage 120
06/07/2021 Poland Netto Internal restructuring Retail 2,549
06/07/2021 Poland PKP Intercity Remtrak Business expansion Manufacturing 250
02/07/2021 Germany MV Werften Internal restructuring Manufacturing 650
02/07/2021 Finland Kentucky Fried Chicken Business expansion Hotel / restaurants 200
01/07/2021 Croatia Hilton Business expansion Hotel / restaurants 180
30/06/2021 World Gap Closure Retail 1,000
30/06/2021 Poland Keywords Studios Business expansion Information / communication 300
29/06/2021 Portugal Santander Totta Internal restructuring Financial services 685