EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Factsheets

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 25,000 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
09/08/2002 Finland Ericsson Internal restructuring Manufacturing 90
11/10/2002 Germany Bombardier Transportation GmbH Internal restructuring Manufacturing 700
06/10/2003 France Nestlé Grand Froid Internal restructuring Manufacturing 154
02/04/2003 Netherlands Vodafone Libertel N.V. Internal restructuring Information / communication 250
11/02/2004 France Legrand Internal restructuring Manufacturing 116
25/03/2003 Spain Hispano Carrocera Internal restructuring Manufacturing 420
24/03/2003 Sweden JM Internal restructuring Construction 100
28/05/2002 Netherlands Dixons Bankruptcy/Closure Retail 110
01/08/2003 Denmark Flextronics Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,024
19/07/2002 France Daewoo Electronics Internal restructuring Manufacturing 400
06/09/2002 Finland YIT Primatel Internal restructuring Construction 110
14/11/2002 Portugal Blaupunkt Internal restructuring Manufacturing 200
30/08/2002 France L'Européenne d'Impression Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 119
20/09/2002 Belgium Maxxim Medical Internal restructuring Manufacturing 130

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