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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 25,000 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 Companysortuj malejąco Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
18/02/2020 Spain Abanca Internal restructuring Financial services 250
16/03/2016 Spain Abantia Internal restructuring Professional services 318
15/01/2019 France Abattoir de Challans (Covia) Bankruptcy Manufacturing 140
19/02/2015 France Abattoirs Industriels de la Manche Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing 314
04/07/2018 France Abattoirs Industriels de la Manche Bankruptcy Manufacturing 235
25/04/2017 Poland ABAX Business expansion Information / communication 100
22/03/2003 Belgium ABB Internal restructuring Manufacturing 597
14/12/2002 Sweden ABB Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,000
07/03/2003 Germany ABB Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,350
30/06/2005 World ABB Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1300
24/11/2005 Sweden ABB Relocation Manufacturing 107
13/02/2007 Estonia ABB Business expansion Manufacturing 300
17/12/2007 Poland ABB Business expansion Manufacturing 150
27/04/2009 Sweden ABB Internal restructuring Manufacturing 266