EIOPA published statement given by its Chairman at a hearing of the Chairpersons of the European Supervisory Authorities held by the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON). Amongst other matters, the statement called for bolstering of EIOPA's independence and capacity so that it could be tasked with: (a) a centralised oversight role in the field of internal models; (b) a coordinating role on insurance matters towards the single supervisory mechanism; and (c) an enhanced supervisory role for the largest cross border insurance groups.