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 minsort descending
09/09/2003 Netherlands Vendex Internal restructuring Retail 1,815
17/10/2016 France Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 1,815
25/02/2020 United Kingdom Tesco Internal restructuring Retail 1,816
12/11/2008 World Nokia Siemens Networks Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,820
17/03/2005 France Hôpitaux de Paris Bankruptcy/Closure Health / social work 1,820
29/10/2010 Poland FSO Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,823
31/07/2013 France Air France Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 1,826
14/11/2013 Greece Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE) Internal restructuring Information / communication 500 1,827
14/11/2008 Greece Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE) Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,830
23/05/2002 United Kingdom Albert Fisher Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 1,830
20/12/2010 France SNCF Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 1,850
05/03/2008 Netherlands Postkantoren BV Bankruptcy/Closure Transportation / storage 1,850
02/07/2020 Germany Bosch Automotive Steering Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,850
02/07/2020 United Kingdom WHSmith Internal restructuring Retail 1,850