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.The full dataset can be made available for non-commercial research purposes. If interested, please submit a request to access the ERM dataset.

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
05/02/2003 United Kingdom Bookham Technology Internal restructuring Manufacturing 200
09/12/2003 Netherlands Philips High Tech Plastics HTP Internal restructuring Manufacturing 70
06/11/2002 Netherlands Achmea Internal restructuring Financial services 1,000
14/07/2003 Netherlands Ten Hagen & Stam Internal restructuring Information / communication 100
15/05/2002 World WestLB Internal restructuring Financial services 1,500
01/09/2002 Germany Ish Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,000
11/12/2003 France Rhodia Internal restructuring Manufacturing 572
13/03/2003 France Wärtsilä Internal restructuring Manufacturing 414
06/10/2003 France Bosch Internal restructuring Manufacturing 90
02/08/2002 Portugal JCL - Manufactura de Calçado, Lda Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 100
08/01/2004 Finland Kesko Merger/Acquisition Retail 370
06/08/2003 Portugal Lebijon Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 100
24/03/2004 Belgium De Nayer Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 130
14/12/2002 Sweden ABB Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,000