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
05/03/2019 Germany Deutsche Post Business expansion Transportation / storage 5000
10/02/2020 Germany Deutsche Bahn Business expansion Transportation / storage 5000
02/04/2020 World Iberdrola Business expansion Utilities 5000
24/05/2018 World Thales Business expansion Manufacturing 5000
13/12/2017 France SNCF Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 5000 2,081
01/10/2018 United Kingdom Aldi Business expansion Retail 5000
02/01/2021 United Kingdom HM Prison and Probation Service Business expansion Public administration and defence 4700
06/08/2021 World Wizz Air Business expansion Transportation / storage 4600
04/07/2017 United Kingdom Subway Business expansion Hotel / restaurants 4600
30/05/2017 Italy Costa Carnival Business expansion Transportation / storage 4500
14/09/2006 Poland Internal revenue offices Business expansion Public administration and defence 4500
16/07/2005 United Kingdom British Gas Business expansion Utilities 4500
15/12/2011 World ZF Friedrichshafen Business expansion Manufacturing 4500
08/04/2016 Spain Carrefour Business expansion Retail 4400