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 25,000 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
19/07/2005 Germany Hewlett -Packard Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,000
05/10/2015 France Air France Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 1,000
06/11/2014 World Lanxess Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,000
05/12/2014 Spain Vodafone Merger/Acquisition Information / communication 1,000
04/02/2015 World Sony Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,000
18/08/2015 United Kingdom Wood Group Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying 1,000
19/08/2015 World Lundbeck Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,000
18/09/2015 France Direction des Constructions Navales (DCNS) Internal restructuring Manufacturing 800 1,000
28/04/2015 European Union Vattenfall Internal restructuring Utilities 1,000
02/07/2015 United Kingdom BBC Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,000
11/02/2015 Romania Complexul Energetic Oltenia Internal restructuring Utilities 1,000
18/02/2015 Romania OLTCHIM Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,000
24/03/2015 Poland Alior Bank Merger/Acquisition Financial services 1,000
15/04/2015 Germany Areva Internal restructuring Utilities 1,000