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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 creationsortuj malejąco Planned job reductions min
17/09/2003 France Carbone Lorraine Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 700
03/12/2003 Ireland Penn Racquet Sports Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 116
17/07/2002 World Honeywell Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,500
08/02/2004 World Assa Abloy Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,400
16/10/2002 Ireland Irish Fertilizer Industries Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 620
02/04/2003 France Sauvageau Commercy Soudure (SCS) Internal restructuring Manufacturing 83
15/03/2004 United Kingdom Enterprise Inns Merger/Acquisition Hotel / restaurants 100
08/11/2002 World Getronics Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,400
22/01/2003 Netherlands GE Plastics Internal restructuring Manufacturing 240
05/07/2002 Netherlands Casema Internal restructuring Information / communication 200
08/05/2003 Germany TUI Leisure Travel Internal restructuring Administrative services 400
28/08/2003 United Kingdom Bodycote Internal restructuring Manufacturing 100
25/04/2003 United Kingdom Bank of Ireland Merger/Acquisition Financial services 150
01/12/2003 France MLPC Internal restructuring Manufacturing 95