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
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
18/03/2002 World EMI Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,800
08/12/2003 France Aventis Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,800
22/06/2002 World Diageo Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing 1,800
31/03/2004 United Kingdom EMI Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,800
17/09/2003 Germany WestLB Internal restructuring Financial services 1,800
10/04/2003 Finland Nokia Networks Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,800
10/01/2005 Czechia Český telecom a.s. Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,800
09/08/2010 Romania Ministerul Educatiei, Cercetarii, Tineretului si Sporturilor Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 1,809
09/09/2003 Netherlands Vendex Internal restructuring Retail 1,815