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 ascending Planned job reductions min
03/12/2004 Germany Leifheit Offshoring/Delocalisation Retail 360
01/12/2004 Germany Bombardier Internal restructuring Manufacturing 850
12/12/2004 Portugal Lusomundo Media Internal restructuring Information / communication 111
09/12/2004 Netherlands Vrije Universiteit Medical Center Internal restructuring Health / social work 200
09/12/2004 Netherlands Arbo Unie Internal restructuring Professional services 585
23/11/2004 Germany BASF Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
10/11/2004 Germany SGL Carbon AG Internal restructuring Manufacturing 150
26/12/2004 Poland Świt Internal restructuring Manufacturing 100
22/12/2004 Italy Meridiana Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 194
06/11/2004 Italy Seleco Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 600
06/11/2004 Italy Billa Ag Italia Internal restructuring Retail 406
18/12/2004 World DSM Anti-Infectives Internal restructuring Manufacturing 400
18/12/2004 Netherlands DSM Anti-Infectives Internal restructuring Manufacturing 224
17/12/2004 Netherlands ABN Amro Internal restructuring Financial services 1,000