European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) recently published a speech given by its Chairman, Gabriel Bernardino, on Solvency II and the proposed revisions to the Insurance Mediation Directive (IMD2). Interestingly, Mr Bernardino stated that EIOPA would begin work on a Supervisory Handbook for Solvency II aimed at ensuring convergence of supervisory practices between EU supervisory authorities. EIOPA proposes to consult (during April or May 2013) on proposed guidelines for supervisors to help them put certain key aspects of Solvency II in place during 2014. EIOPA also intends to publish its final report on the long-term guarantee assessment in June 2013. Mr. Bernardino welcomed the objectives pursued under IMD2, but noted that a number of areas may need further consideration. These included (a) the proposed ban on tying products, (b) applicability of IMD2 to comparison websites and other forms of online distributions and (c) obligations to disclose remuneration to customers.