On 14 September 2012, a Directive amending the transposition and implementation dates of Solvency II (Directive 2012/23/EU) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. As expected, it provides for a revised transposition date of 30 June 2013, and a revised implementation date of 1 January 2014. However, the European Parliament has recently postponed the date on which it proposes to considering Omnibus II (a directive which had been expected to effect the Solvency II date changes mentioned, but which is unlikely to be finalised in time). The Parliament’s consideration has now been further delayed by one month (from 22 - 23 October 2012 to 19 - 22 November 2012).