On 7 May 2015, Insurance Europe published its Annual Report for 2014 - 2015.  The report notes gross written premium growth of 4.2% across Insurance Europe's 34 member countries for 2014.  A number of 'dossiers' are included in the front-end of the report.  These deal with key regulatory and other policy issues relevant to the European insurance industry and set out Insurance Europe's position in these areas.  Topics include: (a) the Solvency II framework and prudential regulation; (b) treatment of long-term investments under Solvency II; (c) the role of IAIS/global capital standards; (d) pensions, taxation and financial reporting; (e) policyholder information and distribution; (f) data protection; and (g) equal treatment/discrimination and risk-rating factors.  On the same date that the report was released, Insurance Europe announced the appointment of Sergio Balbinot as its president for a further three years.