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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
26/10/2011 European Union Areva Internal restructuring Utilities 1,560
18/03/2013 World ST-Ericsson Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing 1,560
22/12/2009 Italy Fiat Closure Manufacturing 1300 1,560
20/06/2008 Poland Arcelor Mittal Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,560
24/02/2016 Greece Piraeus Bank Internal restructuring Financial services 1,570
05/01/2012 World Societe Generale CIB Internal restructuring Financial services 1,580
08/07/2002 United Kingdom HP - Compaq Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing 1,580
08/11/2017 Spain Banco Santander Merger/Acquisition Financial services 1,585
28/04/2020 Denmark SAS Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 1,593
09/04/2019 World Société Générale Internal restructuring Financial services 1,600
31/05/2019 Italy Intesa San Paolo Internal restructuring Financial services 150 1,600
27/11/2019 Netherlands Tata Steel IJmuiden Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,600
07/12/2017 Germany General Electric Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,600
24/06/2004 Germany Deutsche Post Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 1,600