European Union – Jurisdiction. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling deciding, among other things, that art 15 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 had to be interpreted as meaning that it was applicable where a child protection application brought under public law by the competent authority of a member state concerned the adoption of measures relating to parental responsibility where it was a necessary consequence of a court of another member state assuming jurisdiction that an authority of that other member state thereafter had commenced proceedings that were separate from those brought in the first member state, pursuant to its own domestic law and possibly relating to different factual circumstances.