On 12 July 2016, an Insurance Europe representative addressed the European Parliament at a public hearing on differing EU Member State rules regarding limitation periods for motor accident claims.  Difficulties faced by victims of such accidents were identified as (a) limitation periods being too short, and (b) a lack of information on the applicable rules. However, it was noted that such difficulties are relatively rare. Rather than harmonisation of rules on limitation periods (which, it was noted, would be a complex and disproportionate approach), Insurance Ireland stated its preference for ensuring adequate provision of information on limitation periods in Member States.