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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 creation Planned job reductions minsortuj malejąco
01/08/2002 World Dresdner Bank Internal restructuring Financial services 3,000
28/07/2016 United Kingdom lloyds banking group Internal restructuring Financial services 3,000
14/10/2016 World HP Inc. Internal restructuring Information / communication 3,000
10/03/2016 Germany Volkswagen Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
09/01/2009 Romania Petrom Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
12/08/2009 Germany T-Systems Internal restructuring Information / communication 3,000
20/10/2009 Germany Quelle Bankruptcy/Closure Retail 3,000
05/05/2009 World Linde Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
22/05/2009 Germany Heideldruck Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
20/05/2009 European Union Air France-KLM Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 3,000
23/03/2009 World ThyssenKrupp Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
09/02/2006 Czechia Mostecká uhelná a.s. Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying 3,000
28/02/2006 United Kingdom Cable & Wireless Internal restructuring Information / communication 3,000
04/08/2005 Sweden TeliaSonera Internal restructuring Information / communication 3,000