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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 Companysort descending Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
06/05/2002 Germany Voko Internal restructuring Manufacturing 350
17/07/2003 Ireland Volex Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 170
17/12/2003 Netherlands Volker Wessels Netwerk Bouw Internal restructuring Information / communication 200
27/10/2004 Netherlands Volker Wessels Netwerk Bouw Internal restructuring Information / communication 440
22/04/2005 Netherlands Volker Wessels Telecom Installaties Bankruptcy/Closure Information / communication 372
24/08/2012 Netherlands VolkerWessels Internal restructuring Construction 300
15/08/2012 Romania Volksbank Romania Internal restructuring Financial services 170
26/02/2004 Germany Volkswagen Internal restructuring Manufacturing 2,000
25/02/2004 World Volkswagen Internal restructuring Manufacturing 5,000
07/10/2004 Belgium Volkswagen Internal restructuring Manufacturing 200
13/04/2005 Germany Volkswagen Business expansion Transportation / storage 350
05/09/2005 Germany Volkswagen Internal restructuring Manufacturing 10,000
09/02/2006 Germany Volkswagen Internal restructuring Manufacturing 20,200
21/11/2006 Belgium Volkswagen Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 3,200