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
18/10/2004 Poland Merloni Elettrodomestici Business expansion Manufacturing 900
26/04/2005 United Kingdom John Lewis Business expansion Retail 900
10/08/2005 Spain Banco Santander Central Hispano Internal restructuring Financial services 900 900
13/09/2005 Poland Capgemini Business expansion Professional services 900
09/11/2005 Hungary Freudenberg Business expansion Manufacturing 900
25/01/2006 Poland Lukas Bank Business expansion Financial services 900
27/06/2006 Czechia Nokian Tyres Business expansion Manufacturing 900
14/11/2007 Romania Honsel International Technologies Business expansion Manufacturing 900
11/03/2008 Poland NG2 Business expansion Retail 900
14/08/2008 Slovakia T-Systems Slovakia Business expansion Information / communication 900
07/08/2008 Italy Ferrero Business expansion Manufacturing 900
25/02/2009 United Kingdom Gem Business expansion Administrative services 900
16/05/2009 Italy FS Group Business expansion Transportation / storage 900
14/08/2009 Romania Real Hypermarket Business expansion Retail 900