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.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
11/10/2002 Germany Vattenfall Europe Internal restructuring Utilities 4,000
01/02/2005 Germany Walter Bau Bankruptcy/Closure Construction 4,000
01/04/2005 United Kingdom Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Internal restructuring Utilities 4,000
01/12/2005 Poland Wojskowa Agencja Mieszkaniowa Bankruptcy/Closure Public administration and defence 4,000
07/05/2006 United Kingdom NTL Internal restructuring Information / communication 4,000
28/08/2006 Germany HypoVereinsbank Internal restructuring Financial services 60 4,000
14/09/2006 United Kingdom Norwich Union Offshoring/Delocalisation Financial services 4,000
15/01/2007 World Perlos Internal restructuring Manufacturing 4,000
11/07/2007 World StMicroelectronics Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 4,000
03/12/2007 Greece Olimbic Airlines Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 4,000
20/12/2007 Czechia České Dráhy (Czech Railways) Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 4,000
18/04/2008 World Merrill Lynch Internal restructuring Financial services 4,000
30/05/2008 World DHL Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 4,000
28/07/2008 World Saint-Gobain Internal restructuring Manufacturing 4,000