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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Announcement date Country Company Restructuring type Sector Planned job creationsort descending Planned job reductions min
02/09/2014 France ArcelorMittal Business expansion Manufacturing 700
09/09/2014 United Kingdom DHL Business expansion Manufacturing 700
03/02/2015 Spain Ford Business expansion Manufacturing 700
20/02/2015 France Norbert Dentressangle Business expansion Transportation / storage 700
03/03/2015 United Kingdom TGI Fridays Business expansion Hotel / restaurants 700
10/03/2015 Poland UNIT4 Business expansion Information / communication 700
09/04/2015 Poland ThyssenKrupp Business expansion Professional services 700
09/04/2015 United Kingdom Co-op Business expansion Retail 700
23/11/2015 Croatia INA’s Retail Services Business Segment Business expansion Retail 700
15/10/2015 Sweden Malmö Municipality Business expansion Public administration and defence 700
08/02/2005 United Kingdom Asda Business expansion Retail 700
20/01/2005 Germany Fraport Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 700
07/03/2005 Poland Carrefour Business expansion Retail 700
30/05/2005 Romania ACE Romania Business expansion Manufacturing 700