EIOPA published its proposed work programme for 2013 on 8 October 2012. Unsurprisingly, this included the finalisation of its proposals regarding the standards and guidelines required under Solvency II. Other key focuses for 2013 include (a) a proposed harmonised stress test for the insurance sector (intended for 2013), (b) further work regarding IMD2 and (c) the production of a supervisory handbook of best practices in relation to supervisory review and a new questions and answers procedure under which EIOPA will respond quickly to queries on its guidelines, recommendations and standards. On 24 October 2012, EIOPA published its annual report, outlining its activities from October 2011 to September 2012.