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
29/04/2020 France Vortex Bankruptcy Transportation / storage 2,500
15/04/2003 Portugal Rhode Internal restructuring Manufacturing 2,500
03/05/2002 United Kingdom Telewest Internal restructuring Information / communication 2,500
30/09/2001 Germany Adam Opel (General Motors) Internal restructuring Manufacturing 2,500
26/07/2002 World Avaya Internal restructuring Information / communication 2,500
01/10/2002 Belgium Dexia Internal restructuring Financial services 2,500
04/12/2004 Spain Iberia Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 2,500
14/07/2004 United Kingdom Cooperative Insurance Society Internal restructuring Financial services 500 2,500
28/01/2021 European Union Douglas Internal restructuring Retail 2,500
13/11/2021 Spain Telefónica Internal restructuring Information / communication 2,500
12/05/2015 World Subsea 7 Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying 2,500
11/06/2014 Belgium Delhaize Internal restructuring Retail 2,500
02/10/2009 European Union Landesbank Baden-Würtemberg (LBBW) Internal restructuring Financial services 2,500
25/08/2009 World Oerlikon Internal restructuring Manufacturing 2,500