On 14 September 2015, EIOPA published a statement delivered by its Chairman to the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON); reporting on EIOPAs achievements and anticipated challenges during the preceding year. The update illustrated EIOPA's focus on Solvency II issues including (a) supervisory convergence, (b) proportionality in the implementation of Solvency II and the importance of this for smaller (re)insurers, and (c) the development of a Solvency II supervisory handbook to assist national supervisory authorities. Other issues highlighted included EIOPA' work on the oversight of cross-border groups and on consumer protection.