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 datesort ascending Country Company Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
12/05/2004 Netherlands Laurus Internal restructuring Retail 1,300
12/05/2004 World MCI (WorldCom) Internal restructuring Information / communication 7,500
12/05/2004 France Nestlé Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 427
11/05/2004 World Ebookers Internal restructuring Administrative services 270
11/05/2004 Sweden Electrolux Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 500
10/05/2004 Germany MAN Internal restructuring Manufacturing 250
09/05/2004 Belgium Siemens Business Services (SBS Belgium) Offshoring/Delocalisation Information / communication 70
07/05/2004 Belgium Sabena Technics Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 140
07/05/2004 Slovakia Sony Trnava Business expansion Manufacturing 221
07/05/2004 Slovakia Maytex Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 162
06/05/2004 Spain Aceralia Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying 650
06/05/2004 United Kingdom Ford Business expansion Manufacturing 600
06/05/2004 United Kingdom Kwik Save Bankruptcy/Closure Retail 500
06/05/2004 Spain DuPont de Nemours Relocation Manufacturing 90