2 - Other provisions

(€ million) 31.12.2012 31.12.2011
Provisions for taxation 67 69
Provisions for commitments 702 745
Other provisions 701 572
Total 1,471 1,386

The items provisions for commitments and other provisions mainly include provisions for corporate restructuring, litigation or similar events as well as other commitments for which, at balance sheet date, an outflow of resources to settling the related obligation is considered probable.

In the normal course of business, the Group may enter into arrangements that do not lead to the recognition of

assets and liabilities in the consolidated financial statements under IFRS (potential assets and liabilities). However, as these arrangements don’t represent a significant source of investment or financing of Group resources, at the end of 2012 there were no significant positions of assets and liabilities off-balance sheet.

The table below summarized the main changes occurred during the period:

(€ million) 31.12.2012 31.12.2011
Carrying amount as at 31 December previous year 1,386 1,497
Foreign currency translation effects 2 -1
Changes in consolidation scope 4 3
Variations 79 -113
Carrying amount as at 31 December current year 1,471 1,386