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
31/07/2002 Ireland Elan Internal restructuring Manufacturing 320
24/04/2003 Spain Babcock Internal restructuring Manufacturing 650
18/11/2003 Germany Imperial Tobacco Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing 470
01/01/2004 Italy International Rectifier Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 105
01/04/2003 France Kaiser Internal restructuring Manufacturing 45
04/10/2003 Belgium OSW Bankruptcy/Closure Retail 30
11/06/2003 France Services et Transports Bankruptcy/Closure Transportation / storage 40
15/03/2004 World LEGO Internal restructuring Manufacturing 500
16/05/2003 Belgium Umicore Internal restructuring Manufacturing 126
01/06/2002 Netherlands Eurometaal Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 160
25/02/2004 United Kingdom Young's Bluecrest Seafood Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 260
10/09/2003 Netherlands Meester Stegeman Internal restructuring Manufacturing 210
13/02/2003 Denmark Vest Busscar Silkeborg A/S Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 145
01/11/2003 Portugal PT - Portugal Telecom Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,500