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 creationsortuj malejąco Planned job reductions min
16/05/2009 Portugal Portugal Telecom Business expansion Information / communication 5000
05/03/2009 Germany Bundesagentur für Arbeit Business expansion Public administration and defence 5000
13/01/2009 United Kingdom J Sainsbury Business expansion Retail 5000
17/02/2009 Poland Kopalnia Węgla Brunatnego Business expansion Mining / quarrying 5000
01/10/2018 United Kingdom Aldi Business expansion Retail 5000
24/05/2018 World Thales Business expansion Manufacturing 5000
13/12/2017 France SNCF Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 5000 2,081
30/08/2006 Poland TPV Technology Business expansion Manufacturing 5000
17/11/2006 Hungary Magyar Légierő Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 5000 977
25/04/2006 Poland Sharp Business expansion Manufacturing 5000
05/07/2006 European Union UniCredit Offshoring/Delocalisation Financial services 5000 6,840
06/07/2006 Portugal Abertis Business expansion Transportation / storage 5000
10/04/2007 Czechia Foxconn Business expansion Manufacturing 5000
22/05/2007 Slovakia Dorchester Group of Companies Business expansion Construction 5000