On 13 June 2014, EIOPA published a speech recently delivered by its Director of Regulations on EIOPA's approach to restoring consumer confidence in the sale of general insurance products. The speech identified consumer protection (based on transparency, simplicity and fairness) as EIOPA's core focus and confirmed that EIOPA will launch a consultation in this regard during 2014.  Notably, EIOPA highlights product oversight and governance and comments that insurers' Boards must ensure suitable products and distribution channels.