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
03/05/2002 Italy Ferrovir dello S Outsourcing Transportation / storage 10,000
14/10/2004 Germany Opel Internal restructuring Manufacturing 10,000
11/04/2003 Spain Telefónica Internal restructuring Information / communication 10,000
29/04/2002 Sweden Ericsson Internal restructuring Manufacturing 10,000
26/06/2002 World Alcatel Internal restructuring Manufacturing 10,000
15/12/2003 World Siemens Offshoring/Delocalisation Information / communication 10,000
10/07/2002 Germany Deutsche Post Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 10,000
13/02/2009 World Pioneer Internal restructuring Manufacturing 10,000
12/01/2009 World Boeing Internal restructuring Manufacturing 10,000
16/09/2009 World Bosch Internal restructuring Manufacturing 10,000
05/09/2006 World Intel Internal restructuring Manufacturing 10,500
04/04/2011 United Kingdom Ministry of Defence Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 11,000
02/06/2016 United Kingdom BHS Bankruptcy Retail 11,000
09/12/2008 World Dow Chemical Internal restructuring Manufacturing 11,000