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 datesortuj rosnąco Country Company Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
28/10/2003 European Union Colgate-Palmolive Internal restructuring Manufacturing 800
28/10/2003 Finland Elisa Internal restructuring Information / communication 900
28/10/2003 Finland Viking Line Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 185
27/10/2003 France Sagem Business expansion Manufacturing 150
27/10/2003 Austria Bank Austria Internal restructuring Financial services 500
27/10/2003 Denmark LEGO Internal restructuring Manufacturing 257
27/10/2003 Netherlands Toerisme Recreatie Nederland (TRN) Internal restructuring Administrative services 47
26/10/2003 Austria ÖFA Akkumulatoren Ges.m.b.H. Internal restructuring Manufacturing 140
25/10/2003 Belgium SML Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 262
25/10/2003 Belgium Collins & Aikman Internal restructuring Manufacturing 50
24/10/2003 France Balay Internal restructuring Manufacturing 35
24/10/2003 Netherlands Yacht Internal restructuring Administrative services 50
23/10/2003 World Merck Internal restructuring Manufacturing 4,400
23/10/2003 Portugal Cometna (Companhia Metalúrgica Nacional) Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 161