The insurance sector has always played a crucial role for the economic and social
development of the European Union, promoting stability and better risk management.
To give an idea of the scale and importance of the sector, European insurance
companies employ nearly one million people directly, generate premium income of
over €1,100bn and invest almost €7,500bn in the economy (CEA - 2010).
Insurance cover can strengthen solidity of small and medium European companies
and is vital for the functioning of many economic activities. At the same time,
many insurance services are dedicated to personal protection and to income and
With global challenges, the insurance sector represents an important piece to
build a dynamic, innovative and sustainable European market.
The EU and International Department of the Generali Group duly monitors the legislative developments and the ongoing
debates at European and international level, in collaboration with the relevant
departments and consulting national and international bodies.
In this section you can find insights on some European Directives that affect
the insurance sector. Contact usfor further information.