On 12 December 2014, the European Central Bank (ECB) published a Regulation (dated 28 November 2014) on statistical reporting requirements for 'insurance corporations' (defined to include most life and non-life (re)insurers established in the Eurozone). The purpose of the Regulation is to provide the ECB with statistical information on the financial activities of such (re)insurers. Shortly prior to publication of the Regulation, the European Commission published an Opinion on the proposed Regulation. The Commission welcomed the fact that the Regulation aligns quarterly item-by-item reporting thresholds with Article 35 of Solvency II but stressed the importance of ensuring that this is maintained in future reviews of the Regulation.