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 minsort descending
13/06/2005 Germany HypoVereinsbank Internal restructuring Financial services 2,000
20/05/2005 Romania Mechel Târgovişte Internal restructuring Manufacturing 2,000
15/07/2005 United Kingdom British Gas Offshoring/Delocalisation Utilities 2,000
24/02/2005 United Kingdom MG Rover Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 2,000
26/03/2005 United Kingdom Tui UK Internal restructuring Administrative services 2,000
28/04/2005 United Kingdom Marconi Internal restructuring Manufacturing 2,000
19/05/2005 Spain Renfe Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 667 2,000
18/07/2012 Germany Karstadt Internal restructuring Retail 2,000
01/11/2012 Ireland Eircom Internal restructuring Information / communication 2,000
02/01/2013 European Union Inoxum Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing 2,000
04/11/2011 Bulgaria Bulgarian State Railways Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 2,000
17/01/2012 World Heidelberg Druckmaschinen Internal restructuring Manufacturing 2,000
15/09/2011 Italy Campania Region - Public transport sector Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 2,000
10/09/2012 World Hewlett-Packard Internal restructuring Information / communication 2,000