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 creation Planned job reductions minsort descending
04/12/2013 World Achmea Internal restructuring Financial services 4,000
04/08/2020 World Booking.com Internal restructuring Administrative services 4,000
09/07/2020 United Kingdom Boots UK Internal restructuring Retail 4,000
04/08/2020 Germany Fraport Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 4,000
23/09/2020 Germany Daimler Internal restructuring Manufacturing 4,000
22/11/2022 World Hewlett Packard (HP) Internal restructuring Information / communication 4,000
08/04/2006 Lithuania Ekranas Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 4,086
12/09/2002 Belgium Belgacom Internal restructuring Information / communication 4,100
13/01/2020 Germany Opel Internal restructuring Manufacturing 4,100
16/06/2020 World Volvo Internal restructuring Manufacturing 4,100
10/03/2006 Spain RTVE Internal restructuring Information / communication 1358 4,150
09/04/2019 Germany Bayer Internal restructuring Manufacturing 4,150
05/08/2003 World Clariant Internal restructuring Manufacturing 4,200
18/03/2010 World Siemens IT Solutions and Services (SIS) Internal restructuring Information / communication 4,200