On 21 May 2014, EIOPA published a discussion paper on conflicts of interest in direct and intermediated sales of insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs). The European Commission requested that EIOPA provide technical advice in this regard following the introduction (in a Directive which will amend Directive 2004/39/EC (the MiFID II Directive)) of certain amendments/rules regarding PRIIPs. The focus of EIOPA's discussion paper is on (a) steps to identify, prevent, manage and disclose conflicts of interest and (b) criteria for identifying types of conflict of interest that might harm customers. Comments are invited by 22 July 2014.