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.

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 rosnąco Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
07/09/2012 Poland Żagiel Internal restructuring Financial services 550
27/04/2011 Ireland ZAGG International Distribution Ltd Business expansion Manufacturing 170
20/07/2012 Netherlands Zadkine Internal restructuring Education 550
16/03/2010 Poland Zachem Internal restructuring Manufacturing 130
27/02/2012 Poland Zachem Internal restructuring Manufacturing 150
14/10/2008 Poland Zabrzańskie Zakłady Mechaniczne Business expansion Manufacturing 100
22/10/2014 Poland Żabka Polska Business expansion Retail 250
20/06/2018 Poland Żabka Polska Business expansion Retail 400
10/09/2013 Poland Żabka Poland Business expansion Transportation / storage 400
04/01/2012 Hungary Za-Co Internal restructuring Manufacturing 282
21/04/2008 Poland ZA Puławy Business expansion Manufacturing 343
14/01/2009 Sweden Z-lyften Produktion Internal restructuring Manufacturing 70
07/07/2009 Czechia Z-group Internal restructuring Manufacturing 417
17/05/2003 Greece Yvoni Stores S.A. Bankruptcy/Closure Retail 120