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 Company Restructuring type Sector Planned job creationsort descending Planned job reductions min
11/03/2011 World Sopra Group Business expansion Information / communication 1900
17/06/2008 Poland Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa Business expansion Mining / quarrying 1900
17/06/2008 Poland Katowicki Holding Węglowy Business expansion Mining / quarrying 1900
20/04/2006 Portugal El Corte Inglês Business expansion Retail 1900
25/04/2006 France Altran Business expansion Professional services 2000
10/05/2006 Bulgaria BULYARD Shipbuilding Industry AD Business expansion Manufacturing 2000
29/05/2006 Romania Real - Hypermarket Romania Business expansion Retail 2000
07/02/2007 France Arcelor Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing 2000
22/02/2007 Poland KGHM Business expansion Mining / quarrying 2000
23/02/2007 Czechia Multidisplay s.r.o Business expansion Manufacturing 2000
19/06/2006 Slovakia Mobis Slovakia Business expansion Manufacturing 2000
20/06/2006 Germany Essanelle Business expansion Other services 2000
27/07/2006 Germany Plus Business expansion Retail 2000
31/10/2006 Poland Biedronka Business expansion Retail 2000