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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 rosnąco
13/05/2002 World BT Ignite Internal restructuring Information / communication 5,000
16/07/2002 United Kingdom UK Coal Bankruptcy/Closure Mining / quarrying 5,000
25/02/2004 World Volkswagen Internal restructuring Manufacturing 5,000
01/04/2003 Netherlands KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 5,000
11/08/2003 United Kingdom Alstom Internal restructuring Manufacturing 5,000
22/08/2002 World Rolls-Royce Internal restructuring Manufacturing 5,000
24/01/2003 European Union Arcelor Internal restructuring Manufacturing 5,000
04/02/2003 World WorldCom Internal restructuring Information / communication 5,000
26/06/2002 European Union Cap Gemini Internal restructuring Information / communication 5,000
13/01/2006 Bulgaria Bulgarian Telecommunication Company (BTC) Internal restructuring Information / communication 350 5,000
27/10/2005 Romania Regia Naţională a Pădurilor Internal restructuring Agriculture 5,000
19/11/2005 Romania Petromservice Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying 5,000
02/08/2012 World Sharp Internal restructuring Manufacturing 5,000
28/10/2011 World Whirlpool Internal restructuring Manufacturing 5,000