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 creation Planned job reductions minsort descending
23/07/2008 European Union Renault Internal restructuring Manufacturing 5,000
28/10/2008 World Whirlpool Internal restructuring Manufacturing 5,000
05/02/2008 World BP Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying 5,000
17/04/2009 World Sony Ericsson Internal restructuring Manufacturing 5,000
22/05/2009 European Union Heideldruck Internal restructuring Manufacturing 5,000
25/05/2009 Germany Woolworth Bankruptcy Retail 5,000
15/01/2009 World Elcoteq Closure Manufacturing 5,000
19/02/2009 World Goodyear Tire & Rubber Internal restructuring Manufacturing 5,000
29/10/2009 World Shell Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying 5,000
10/11/2009 United Kingdom Lloyds TSB Internal restructuring Financial services 5,000
23/01/2009 World Intel Internal restructuring Manufacturing 5,000
23/01/2009 World Schlumberger Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying 5,000
20/01/2009 World Ericsson Internal restructuring Information / communication 5,000
02/08/2016 France SFR Internal restructuring Information / communication 5,000