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.The full dataset can be made available for non-commercial research purposes. If interested, please submit a request to access the ERM dataset.

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
22/06/2002 World Reuters Internal restructuring Information / communication 2,000
03/09/2002 Belgium Laurus Belgium Internal restructuring Retail 180
15/01/2004 Spain Samsung Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 446
18/11/2003 European Union Imperial Tobacco Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,500
08/07/2003 France Disney Bankruptcy/Closure Information / communication 89
05/07/2002 Netherlands BBP Turbine Services Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 120
11/06/2003 France Michelin Internal restructuring Manufacturing 354
10/04/2002 Austria Semperit Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 1,350
01/01/2003 Portugal Reiker Portuguesa Internal restructuring Manufacturing 200
20/09/2002 United Kingdom Jaguar Internal restructuring Manufacturing 400
01/02/2003 France LU Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 658
01/11/2002 Ireland CIE Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 240
06/08/2002 Netherlands OGP Groothandel Internal restructuring Manufacturing 350
05/03/2004 Ireland Wessel Industries Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 120