Press Release: Exclusive interview with Klaus Wiedner, Head of the Insurance and Pensions Unit of the European Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Solvency II Wire has published an exclusive interview with Klaus Wiedner, Head of the Insurance and Pensions Unit of the European Commission.

This unique and detailed access to one of the key figures in the Solvency II process in Brussels reaffirms Solvency II Wire’s position as a leading and authoritative source on Solvency II.
In his first formal interview since taking up the role Mr Wiedner tells Gideon Benari, Editor of Solvency II Wire about his strategy for handling the upcoming Omnibus II trilogue negotiations and gives a first and clear indication that the Commission will not seek to introduce new measures to the Long-Term Guarantees package.

“We should not fall into the trap and go back and say we are now looking at different instruments. We need to try to find solutions that will satisfy a maximum number of Member States, but on the basis of the EIOPA report,” Mr Wiedner said.

Mr Wiedner, a lawyer and career civil servant, also discusses taking on the Solvency II file at such an advanced and troubled stage. He reflects on the advantages of being a non-technical expert and his experience of successfully negotiating trilogues in the past.

The full interview can be accessed at:


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