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2010
02.12.2010The Commission has sent a provisional request for advice on level 2 measures concerning the future AIFM Directive to CESR
30.11.2010Decision to open winding-up proceedings in respect of International Insurance Corporation (IIC) NV (OJ C323)
25.11.2010Consultation on the Review of the Insurance Mediation Directive (IMD)
24.11.2010Consultation on the Level 2 implementing measures for Directive 2009/138/EC on the taking-up and pursuit of the business of Insurance and Reinsurance (Solvency Ⅱ)
14.10.2010Public Hearing on the revision of the Insurance Mediation Directive (10.12.2010)
30.09.2010Commission requests Slovenia to comply with EU rules on complementary health insurance (IP/10/1247)
25.09.2010Decision on a reorganisation measure relating to ARFIN Compagnia di Assicurazioni e Riassicurazioni SpA (OJ C259)
11.09.2010Winding-up proceedings – Decision to open winding-up proceedings (Voluntary winding-up following a decision of the extraordinary general meeting of the mutual enterprise Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń Wzajemnych Bezpieczny DOM concerning the winding-up of the insurance undertaking) (OJ C245)
04.09.2010Decision to reduce the period of validity of the insurance contracts in respect of International Insurance Corporation (IIC) NV (OJ C 239)
23.08.2010Commission urges insurance companies to participate in the Solvency Ⅱ Quantitative Impact Study: QIS5 (IP/10/1064)
12.07.2010Commission proposes package to boost consumer protection and confidence in financial services (IP/10/918)
12.07.2010Consultation on the White Paper on Insurance Guarantee Schemes
06.07.2010Fifth Quantitative Impact Study: Call for Advice and Technical Specifications
01.07.2010Commission acts to improve investor protection and efficiency in the EU investment fund market (IP/10/869)
19.06.2010Winding-up proceedings – Decision on a reorganisation measure in respect of ARFIN Compagnia di Assicurazioni e Riassicurazioni SpA (OJ C160)
09.06.2010Decision to open winding-up proceedings in respect of Progress Assicurazioni SpA (OJ C147)
27.05.2010Decision on a reorganisation measure in respect of Seguros Mercurio, SA (OJ C132)
04.05.2010Getting implementation of Solvency Ⅱ right (Speech of Barnier)
16.04.2010The European Commission has published for consultation draft technical specifications for the fifth Quantitative Impact Study (QIS5) exercise that will be run from August to November this year
15.04.2010Decision on a reorganisation measure in respect of KD Life Asigurări S.A. (OJ C95)
01.04.2010Winding-up proceedings – Decision on a reorganisation measure in respect of Commercial Value Insurance A.A.E. (OJ C87)
01.04.2010Winding-up proceedings – Decision on a reorganisation measure in respect of Progress Assicurazioni S.p.A. (OJ C87)
30.03.2010Public Hearing on Level 2 implementing measures for Solvency II (04.05.2010)
10.03.2010Michel Barnier announces an in-depth examination of insurance against natural catastrophes (IP/10/258)
27.01.2010Decision on a reorganisation measure in respect of Commercial Value Insurance A.A.E.
2009
20.11.2009 Internal Market: Commission refers Belgium to Court of Justice over law on supplementary health insurance provided by private sickness funds (IP/09/1756)
11.11.2009 Decision to open winding-up proceedings in respect of Aspis Pronia Anonimi Eteria Yenikon Asfalion
  Decision to open winding-up proceedings in respect of Yeniki Enosi Anonimi Elliniki Eteria Yenikon Asfalion
  Decision to open winding-up proceedings in respect of Geniki Pisti Anonimi Elliniki Eteria Yenikon Asfaliseon
  Decision to open winding-up proceedings in respect of G.E. Skourtis Anonimi Eteria Yenikon Asfalion
  Decision to open winding-up proceedings in respect of Aspis Pronia Anonimi Eteria Asfaliseon Zimion
03.06.2009 Public Consultation on compensation of victims of cross-border accidents in the EU: prolonged to 30.06.2009.
22.04.2009 “Solvency II”: European Parliament approval of proposed Directive brings modern insurance regulation nearer (IP/09/621)
08.04.2009 Decision to open winding-up proceedings in respect of Societatea de Asigurari si Reasigurari EUROASIG S.A.
30.03.2009 Public Consultation on compensation of victims of cross-border accidents in the EU
08.01.2009 Decision to open winding-up proceedings in respect of European Manufacturers Insurance Company Limited
2008
03.10.2008 Decision to open winding-up proceedings in respect of Black Sea and Baltic General Insurance Company Limited
05.06.2008 Motor insurance: Commission takes action to ensure that five Member States implement EU laws (IP/08/870)
07.05.2008 Public Consultation on insurance guarantee schemes (Midday express)
23.04.2008 Public Hearing on Insurance Guarantee Schemes on Monday, 2nd June 2008 (Midday Express)
31.03.2008 Solvency II: Publication of QIS4 Technical Specifications
28.02.2008 Adoption of an Amended Solvency II Proposal
21.02.2008 Decision to open winding-up proceedings in respect of Eurolife Assurance (International) Limited (GIB)

Decision to open winding-up proceedings in respect of Hullberry Insurance Company Onderlinge Waarborgmaatschappij U.A. (NL)

07.02.2008 Public Hearing on Solvency II and QIS4 28.01.2008: summary and presentations
07.01.2008 Study on insurance guarantee schemes in the EU
2007
21.12.2007 Public Consultation on Solvency II and QIS4 open until 15/02/2008  
11.12.2007 Solvency II: Fourth Quantitative Impact Study: Public hearing and consultation  
10.07.2007 The European Commission has adopted a proposal concerning the taking-up and pursuit of the business of Insurance and Reinsurance, to introduce a new solvency capital and supervision framework for insurers and reinsurers - COM (2007) 361  
25.06.2007 Commission report on motor insurance issues (IP/07/881)  
23.04.2007 Decision to open winding-up proceedings in respect of Centro Asegurador, Compania de seguros y reaseguros, S.A. (ES)  
31.03.2007 Decision to open winding-up proceedings in respect of Hildun AD (BG)  
20.03.2007 Decision to open winding-up proceedings in respect of MZK EVROPA AD (BG)  
08.03.2007 Decision to open winding-up proceedings in respect of EUROLIFE Assurance (International) Limited (GIB)  
21.02.2007 European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Committee - Meeting  
02.02.2007 QIS 3 - Letter of Director-General Jörgen Holmquist to CEIOPS  
01.02.2007 Decision to open winding-up proceedings in respect of Marina Mutual Insurance Association Limited (UK)  
30.01.2007 Public Consultation on Solvency II  
30.01.2007 Main conclusions of the Meeting on 13.11.2006 on the transposition of the Reinsurance Directive  
10.01.2007 Study on insurance guarantee schemes in the EU
Publication of the contract award notice
 
2006
13.11.2006 Motor insurance Results of the Public Consultation
  Solvency II The amended Framework for Consultation accessible in all linguistic versions of the EU
27.10.2006 Motor insurance Main conclusions of the Meeting on 28.09.2006 on the transposition of the 5th Motor Insurance Directive PDF - 27 KB Markt/2531-06
20.10.2006 Speech of C. McCreevy Harmonisation and better regulation
18.10.2006 CEIOPS Update Public hearing
19.09.2006 Winding-up Decision to open winding-up proceedings in respect of Ancora Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft (DE)
07.09.2006 European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Committee Meeting on 06.07.2006
23.08.2006 Guarantee schemes European Commission launches a call for tender on insurance guarantee schemes
17.08.2006 Committee of European Insurance and Pensions Supervisors CEIOPS Conference - 14 November 2006
26.07.2006 Solvency II Public Hearing on Solvency II: Presentations made by the speakers
20.07.2006 Solvency II Questionnaire on Solvency II
16.06.2006 Winding-up Forms for publication of reorganisation measures and winding-up decisions
02.06.2006 Solvency II Amended Framework for consultation
22.05.2006 Mediation Co-operation Protocol adopted by CEIOPS
18.05.2006 Solvency II The Commission organises a Public Hearing on Solvency II
11.05.2006 European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Committee Meeting on 05.04.2006
06.04.2006 Motor insurance Commission consults on motor insurance issues (IP/06/472)
16.03.2006 Mergers and acquisitions in the financial sector Commission asks for industry�s views on how to improve supervisory approval process (IP/06/320)
24.01.2006 Solvency Letter of Director-General, Dr. Alexander Schaub to CEIOPS
12.01.2006 Motor insurance Commission report on motor insurance issues (IP/06/24)
2005
22.12.2005 Motor insurance Commission report on motor insurance issues (Midday Express)
14.12.2005 Solvency II Recasting of the insurance directives - Presentation of the Services� work on the recasting of the non-life, life, reinsurance, insurance groups and winding-up directives
12.12.2005 Guarantee schemes Working paper on Insurance guarantee schemes
09.12.2005 Reinsurance Publication of the Directive 2005/68/EC
02.12.2005 European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Committee  Meeting on 02.12.2005  
21.11.2005 Motor insurance Results of the Public Consultation
08.11.2005 Solvency II Impact Assessment - Working documents
17.10.2005 Reinsurance Approval of the Reinsurance Directive by the EU�s Council of Ministers
13.10.2005 Insurance mediation Directive 2002/92/EC: Information about Member States that wish to be informed about the intermediaries intending to carry on business for the first time in one or more Member States
02.08.2005 Solvency II Working papers
15.07.2005 Solvency II Revised Framework for consultation
29.06.2005 European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Committee Meeting on 29.06.2005
16.06.2005 Motor Commission consults on motor insurance issues
11.06.2005 Motor Publication of the 5th Motor insurance directive in the Official Journal of the EU
07.06.2005 Reinsurance Approval of Reinsurance Directive will reinforce insurance markets
31.05.2005 Guarantee schemes Working paper on Insurance guarantee schemes
26.05.2005 Speech of C. McCreevy Five years ahead in the Internal Market
11.05.2005 Solvency II Calls for Advice (Third wave) from CEIOPS
15.04.2005 Solvency II Working papers
08.04.2005 Insurance Committee - IC Meeting on 08.04.2005
22.03.2005 Winding-up United Kingdom failure to implement EU law on the winding up of insurance companies
23.02.2005 Solvency 2 Calls for Advice (Third wave) from CEIOPS
12.01.2005 Motor European Parliament approves the Fifth Motor Insurance Directive
2004
23.12.2004 Solvency Framework for consultation and Calls for Advice
13.12.2004 Insurance Committee Meeting of 1.12.2004
19.10.2004 Solvency Solvency II - Calls for Advice (second wave)
  Infringements Infringement proceedings against Greece for failure to apply European laws
04.10.2004 Guarantee schemes Working paper on Insurance guarantee schemes
02.08.2004 Solvency Solvency II - Framework of consultation and Calls for Advice
23.7.2004 Motor Commission calls on Luxembourg to stop imposing a compulsory system of motor vehicle excesses
16.7.2004 Portfolios Infringement procedure against Spain
21.4.2004 Reinsurance Commission proposes a Directive to create a real EU-wide market for reinsurance
18.3.2004 General Speech of F. Bolkestein: Vision of the European Commission Dutch
2.2.2004 General Speech of F. Bolkestein: Building a Single EU Market for Insurance
22.1.2004 Winding-up Commission refers 8 Member States to the Court over failure to implement EU insurance law
2003
18.12.2003 Portfolios The Commission has decided to send Spain a formal request, in the form of a reasoned opinion, to amend its legislation on the transfer of insurance portfolios between operators
28.11.2003 Motor Commission welcomes Council agreement on modernising Motor Insurance Directives
6.11.2003 General Commission presents measures to improve regulation of banking, insurance and investment funds
27.10.2003 General Commission sets up specialist groups to take stock of Financial Services Action Plan and look to the future
22.10.2003 Motor Commission welcomes European Parliament opinion on modernising the Motor Insurance Directives
17.10.2003 Winding-up Commission tells 12 Member States to implement qualifications and insurance laws
15.10.2003 Motor Commission closes infringement procedure concerning regulation and supervision of Lloyd�s
15.5.2003 Motor Commission refers the Netherlands to the European Court of Justice
10.4.2003 Motor Commission moves to ensure five Member States apply EU laws
13.2.2003 Motor Commission asks United Kingdom to ensure compensation for damage to property caused by stolen vehicles
21.1.2003 Non-life Commission continues infringement procedure concerning regulation and supervision of Lloyd�s
6.1.2003 Motor Commission moves against 13 Member States for failure to implement EU legislation
2002
30.9.2002 Insurance mediation Major step to integrated EU financial market as Insurance Mediation Directive approved
25.9.2002 Life Commission welcomes Parliament’s approval of simpler EU law
10.6.2002 Motor

Commission proposes to modernise and improve EU rules on motor insurance

3.6.2002 Life Commission welcomes common position reached by Council on proposed Directive relating to recasting of life insurance legislation
22.5.2002 Infringements Commission decides to refer France to Court for second time in respect of mutual societies and seeks daily penalty payment of Euro 242.650
2.5.2002 Solvency Commission services publish solvency study
22.3.2002 Motor

Commission calls on Finland to stop excluding car passengers from cover when a driver is under influence of alcohol

21.3.2002 Motor Commission decides to refer France and Luxembourg to Court of Justice
19.3.2002 Insurance mediation Commission welcomes Council Common Position on proposed Insurance mediation Directive
14.2.2002 Solvency Commission welcomes rapid adoption of Directives to strengthen protection of policyholders
12.2.2002 Reinsurance Commission services publish study on reinsurance supervision
8.2.2002 Motor Commission calls on Luxembourg to withdraw its mandatory no-claims bonus system