In accordance with current employment regulations and certain employment contracts, the Group is obliged to pay indemnities to employees who are dismissed under certain conditions. The Group recognised expenses of 3,119 thousand euros for this item in 2019 (5,751 thousand euros in 2018).

The consolidated balance sheet at 31 December 2019 includes, pursuant to IFRS (IAS 37), a provision of 841 thousand euros for this item (1,059 thousand euros at 31 December 2018).