Cyprus to set up a single insurance and pensions supervisory authority
Cyprus will set up a new single independent insurance and pensions fund supervisory authority joining the separate authorities currently supervising the sectors, Finance Minister Harris Georgiades announced on Thursday.
The announcement was made during a joint press conference with the President of European Insurance and Occupational Pensions (EIOPA) Authority Gabriel Bernardino, who backed the government’s proposal.
“I am really encouraged of the announcement the Minister made today, I strongly supported it,” Bernandino said, adding that the proposal is clearly in line with EIOPA ’s recommendations.
“I think this is the right moment to do it, (the proposal) it would create an independent, stronger and credible supervisory authority. That is of course very important not only for the protection of the citizens in the areas of insurance and pensions but also an authority that can be efficient in delivering for the market to improve the growth capabilities and innovation in the insurance and pension markets,” he said.