On 5 July 2015, EIOPA published a second set of draft implementing technical standards (ITS) (comprising nine ITS papers) and guidelines required under Solvency II (comprising 8 guideline papers). Simultaneously, final reports and feedback on the corresponding prior consultations were published.  The new ITS have been submitted to the European Commission for endorsement (and two further ITS - on mapping of external credit assessment institutions and the equity transitional - are expected to be finalised shortly by EIOPA).  The new guidelines will apply from 1 January 2016.