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
04/05/2005 European Union Waterford Wedgwood Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,800
20/12/2005 United Kingdom Unwins Bankruptcy/Closure Retail 1,800
04/05/2006 United Kingdom Orange Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,800
27/08/2009 United Kingdom Network Rail Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 1,800
21/01/2009 Italy Eutelia Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,800
30/07/2020 United Kingdom Pendragon Internal restructuring Retail 1,800
25/06/2020 France Daher Aerospace Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,800
22/06/2020 Austria Swarovski Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,800
11/06/2020 United Kingdom Macdonald Hotels Internal restructuring Hotel / restaurants 1,800
26/06/2012 Poland Przewozy Regionalne Closure Transportation / storage 1,800
22/08/2012 Germany P+S Werften Bankruptcy Manufacturing 1,800
21/12/2012 European Union Klöckner & Co Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,800
21/12/2012 Belgium BNP Paribas Fortis Internal restructuring Financial services 1,800
28/06/2018 United Kingdom Homebase Internal restructuring Retail 1,800