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.

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
08/11/2002 World Royal & Sun Alliance Internal restructuring Financial services 12,000
12/12/2003 United Kingdom Royal Mail Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 12,000
19/04/2016 World Intel Internal restructuring Information / communication 12,000
01/12/2020 United Kingdom Debenhams Bankruptcy Retail 12,000
29/11/2018 World Bayer Internal restructuring Manufacturing 12,000
05/12/2008 World AT&T Internal restructuring Information / communication 12,000
28/02/2008 United Kingdom Department of Work and Pensions Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 12,000
19/03/2008 Germany T-Systems Internal restructuring Information / communication 12,000
14/12/2015 World Unicredit Internal restructuring Financial services 12,200
27/05/2020 World Boeing Internal restructuring Manufacturing 12,290
01/06/2006 Hungary Hungarian government Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 12,500
25/09/2007 Netherlands Dutch Central Government Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 12,800
14/05/2002 World Philips Internal restructuring Manufacturing 12,860
21/05/2002 World British Airways Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 13,000