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
30/10/2008 Germany Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
14/11/2008 World Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Internal restructuring Financial services 3,000
16/12/2008 World Electrolux Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
09/01/2009 Romania Petrom Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
23/03/2009 World ThyssenKrupp Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
05/05/2009 World Linde Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
22/05/2009 Germany Heideldruck Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
20/05/2009 European Union Air France-KLM Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 3,000
12/08/2009 Germany T-Systems Internal restructuring Information / communication 3,000
20/10/2009 Germany Quelle Bankruptcy/Closure Retail 3,000
26/02/2010 United Kingdom Nottinghamshire County Council Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 3,000
18/10/2010 Italy Unicredit Internal restructuring Financial services 1000 3,000
21/09/2010 World Abbott Laboratories Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000
26/10/2010 World Vestas Internal restructuring Manufacturing 3,000