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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.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 creation Planned job reductions minsort descending
08/06/2011 United Kingdom Southern Cross Internal restructuring Health / social work 3,000
17/05/2011 Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agricultue and Innovation Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 3,000
10/10/2011 Greece Greek Customs Offices Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 3,000
26/07/2011 European Union Media-Saturn Internal restructuring Retail 3,000
14/06/2012 Finland Nokia Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
28/02/2013 Netherlands Rabobank Internal restructuring Financial services 3,000
15/05/2013 World ThyssenKrupp Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
20/09/2013 European Union RWE Internal restructuring Utilities 3,000
28/11/2014 Poland PKP Cargo Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 3,000
27/11/2015 Italy Enel Internal restructuring Utilities 3,000
10/03/2016 Germany Volkswagen Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
28/07/2016 United Kingdom lloyds banking group Internal restructuring Financial services 3,000
14/10/2016 World HP Inc. Internal restructuring Information / communication 3,000
03/07/2017 World Microsoft Internal restructuring Information / communication 3,000