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
17/10/2002 United Kingdom Channel 4 Internal restructuring Information / communication 300
10/09/2002 Belgium Brepols Internal restructuring Manufacturing 140
18/02/2004 United Kingdom Lloyds Offshoring/Delocalisation Financial services 107
12/02/2004 Germany Software AG Internal restructuring Information / communication 164
15/05/2002 United Kingdom AXA Insurance Internal restructuring Financial services 1,000
07/11/2003 France Soleri Internal restructuring Information / communication 171
13/09/2002 Finland Flextronics Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 200
29/12/2003 United Kingdom Oxfam Internal restructuring Health / social work 70
01/02/2003 United Kingdom Littlewoods Internal restructuring Retail 228
21/05/2004 Germany Siemens Business Services (SBS) Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,000
13/03/2003 Belgium BC Components Relocation Manufacturing 194
08/06/2002 Ireland An Post Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 1,140
03/12/2003 Denmark Junckers Internal restructuring Manufacturing 160
16/09/2003 France Toshiba Internal restructuring Manufacturing 46