Financial services: insurance

Financial services: insurance

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Financial services: insurance


These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

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Financial services: insurance

European policy in the field of insurance seeks to put in place a common framework enabling insurers to operate, establish themselves and provide services freely within the European Union. It also aims to protect insured parties, particularly individuals, for whom it is often crucial that insurers deliver on their commitments. Specific provisions apply to different sectors of activity, such as life and travel insurance.



  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Insurance Guarantee Schemes (White Paper)
  • Insurance companies: annual accounts
  • Insurance undertakings: supervision
  • Reorganisation and winding-up of insurance undertakings (until November 2012)
  • Export credit insurance


Insurance and transport

  • Civil liability insurance for motor vehicles
  • Motor vehicle liability insurance: freedom to provide services
  • Insurance for air carriers and aircraft operators

Life insurance

  • Life assurance: freedom to provide services (until November 2012)

Insurance other than life assurance

Supervisory bodies

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