On 1 June 2015, EIOPA published its Financial Stability Report (dated 29 May) for the first half of 2015.  In its related press release, EIOPA notes that the key risks identified in its prior report (December 2015) remain broadly unchanged; namely a weak macro-economic climate, protracted low interest rates and a low yield environment, and increased credit risk.  The Report notes that quantitative easing in the Eurozone may help to create favourable conditions for insurers and pension funds in the long term, but has put additional pressure on some firms in the short term. The report also includes a number of 'thematic articles' relating to insurance sector profitability and the macroeconomic environment.