On 9 December 2008, CEIOPS announced that it had submitted its preliminary findings on supervisory powers to the European Commission. Its preliminary findings are that supervisory powers and objectives vary as between Member States, albeit that there has been a significant level of harmonisation in this area. Helpfully, the findings identify differences between the powers and objectives of Member State supervisory authorities and identify areas in which further convergence could be achieved. The preliminary findings are on CEIOPS' website at www.ceiops.eu/.