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
01/09/2006 Germany Manpower Business expansion Administrative services 3000
19/09/2006 Bulgaria Yasaki Corporation Business expansion Manufacturing 3000
31/10/2006 Poland Tesco Business expansion Retail 3000
20/11/2006 France Natixis Business expansion Financial services 3000
21/11/2006 France Iter Business expansion Utilities 3000
12/04/2007 Poland Rafineria Gdańska Business expansion Manufacturing 3000
22/05/2007 Poland Videocon Business expansion Manufacturing 3000
01/06/2007 France LCL Internal restructuring Financial services 3000 3,569
16/02/2021 European Union Primark Business expansion Retail 3180
06/06/2007 Slovenia Hit - Harrah's Business expansion Arts / entertainment 3200
13/04/2005 Poland Tesco Business expansion Retail 3200
27/04/2005 France PC City Business expansion Retail 3200
30/03/2012 France Auchan Internal restructuring Retail 3200 1,600
03/09/2018 European Union Jet2 Business expansion Transportation / storage 3250