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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12/01/2004 United Kingdom Boots Internal restructuring Retail 1,500
01/11/2003 Portugal PT - Portugal Telecom Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,500
02/07/2003 Spain Renfe Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 1,500
18/11/2003 European Union Imperial Tobacco Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,500
15/05/2002 World WestLB Internal restructuring Financial services 1,500
06/04/2004 Germany Ergo Internal restructuring Financial services 1,500
01/02/2018 United Kingdom Morrisons Internal restructuring Retail 1700 1,500
22/06/2017 France Michelin Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,500
31/08/2017 World Thyssenkrupp Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,500
19/03/2018 European Union Vattenfall Internal restructuring Utilities 1,500
25/01/2022 World Unilever PLC Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,500
04/11/2020 United Kingdom John Lewis Partnership Internal restructuring Professional services 1,500
03/12/2020 Italy Banco BPM Internal restructuring Financial services 1,500
20/08/2020 World Estée Lauder Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,500