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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 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 Company Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions minsort descending
08/06/2016 Germany LSG Sky Chefs Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,700
09/03/2016 Germany Siemens Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,700
27/02/2017 United Kingdom Tesco Internal restructuring Retail 3300 1,700
14/11/2012 World Texas Instruments Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,700
12/07/2012 Poland Strabag Internal restructuring Construction 1,700
05/06/2019 United Kingdom Ford Closure Manufacturing 1,700
08/03/2019 Netherlands Intertoys Merger/Acquisition Retail 1,700
24/06/2009 France Michelin Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,700
04/11/2009 United Kingdom HSBC Internal restructuring Financial services 1,700
08/05/2009 United Kingdom Corus Closure Manufacturing 1,700
31/12/2008 Poland PKO BP Internal restructuring Financial services 1,700
06/01/2009 Czechia Crystalex Nový Bor Bankruptcy Manufacturing 1,700
10/03/2009 Belgium Arcelor Mittal Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,700
18/03/2009 World Nokia Internal restructuring Information / communication 1,700