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 rosnąco Planned job reductions min
26/04/2003 Denmark Magasin du Nord Internal restructuring Retail 150
11/12/2002 Belgium Siemens Business Services (SBS Belgium) Internal restructuring Information / communication 110
23/07/2003 World Gerling Internal restructuring Financial services 500
18/03/2003 Belgium Kabelwerk Eupen AG Internal restructuring Manufacturing 100
27/01/2003 France Metaleurop Nord Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 830
30/09/2003 Germany Ford Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,700
10/01/2004 Sweden Swedish Meats Internal restructuring Manufacturing 180
13/11/2002 Ireland Cable & Wireless Internal restructuring Information / communication 170
11/09/2002 World PinkRoccade Internal restructuring Information / communication 700
26/08/2003 Finland PPTH Internal restructuring Manufacturing 120
09/05/2002 Spain Jazztel Internal restructuring Information / communication 235
11/09/2003 World Levi Strauss Internal restructuring Manufacturing 650
12/11/2002 Portugal Scottwool Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 105
26/01/2004 Netherlands Pontmeyer Internal restructuring Manufacturing 130