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 creationsort descending Planned job reductions min
22/05/2014 United Kingdom Aldi Business expansion Retail 5500
27/08/2008 France Societe Generale Business expansion Financial services 5500
03/07/2014 United Kingdom Asda Internal restructuring Retail 5670 1,360
10/03/2015 World Audi Business expansion Manufacturing 6000
26/11/2008 United Kingdom Department of Work and Pensions Business expansion Public administration and defence 6000
05/08/2004 United Kingdom Virgin Atlantic Business expansion Transportation / storage 6000
17/02/2005 United Kingdom Asda Business expansion Retail 6000
01/09/2006 Germany Randstad Business expansion Administrative services 6000
24/04/2006 France France Télécom Business expansion Information / communication 6000
08/05/2006 Germany Deutsche Telekom Internal restructuring Information / communication 6000 32,000
28/04/2016 World Thales Business expansion Manufacturing 6000
26/01/2012 European Union Subway Business expansion Hotel / restaurants 6000
23/05/2012 United Kingdom Sainsbury's Business expansion Retail 6000
04/10/2012 European Union Safran Business expansion Manufacturing 6000