On 8 July 2016, EIOPA published an interview given by Gabriel Bernardino to the Newsletter of the German Business Association of Financial Advisers.  Continuing focuses for EIOPA highlighted in the speech included its ongoing work on implementation of the IDD.  This includes (a) its consultations on product governance, conflicts of interest, inducements and suitability and (b) its work on implementing technical standards (ITS) in respect of the standardised insurance product information document (on which EIOPA expects to consult by September 2016).  Despite a European Commission request for consistency (insofar as possible) between the ITS and MiFID II measures, EIOPA emphasises that they should recognise the unique nature of the insurance sector.