At the moment we have;
- Omnibus II Plenary vote is still scheduled for Tuesday March 11th. The Plenary page is here, but the forward agenda is not available, despite draft agendas apparently being due a month prior to Plenary meetings (suspicious?). There doesn't appear to have been any recent parliamentary agitation, from the steaming-mad Green contingent in particular, to suggests Omnibus II will get derailed at this point.
- I'll cover the fineries of this on a separate post, but worth noting that the Commission's "draft implementing measures" document, which have been circulating for over 2 years, is now referred to as "Delegated Acts", after being Lisbonised.
- A revised draft of these rebadged Delegated Acts, on the assumption that Omnibus II gets through Plenary, will be delivered like an impatient baby in the deuxieme trimestre of this year (p21).
- It apparently not be made available to the proles for public consumption beforehand (reported here and here). Still plenty of time for the faceless exponents of dark arts and back-room shenanighans to influence its content, so the lack of formal consultation is not necessarily a calendar breaker, though it is exceptionally poor form.
- The Commission's advisers now come in the form of EGIBF (for Delegated Acts) and EIOPC (for Implementing Acts). EIOPC are evidently a garage without a car at the moment, having not published a scrap of material in 15 months while Omnibus II dragged its heels.
- EIOPA's work on implementing technical standards is due to be released from April, in a phased manner. I don't think that the activity is Omnibus II-dependent as such, even if EIOPA's influence is a little less formal without it!
I'll have a stab on a separate post, for my own sanity if nothing else.