Net finance income

The net finance income was a negative sum of €5 million (negative amount of €9 million in 2016). The finance income has improved with respect to 2016 as a result of lower finance costs due to repayments made at the end of 2016. New loans were arranged at the end of 2017 but the average debt position during the year was lower. Furthermore, a one-off income item arose from a release of provisions for a cross-border lease due to terminate at the beginning of 2018 (€8 million).