European Union – Transport. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling in which it decided that arts 5(1)(c) and 7 of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 should be interpreted as meaning that the operating air carrier was required to pay the compensation specified in those provisions in the case where a flight had been cancelled and that information had not been communicated to the passenger at least two weeks before the scheduled time of departure, including in the case where that air carrier, at least two weeks before that time, had communicated that information to the travel agent via whom the contract for carriage had been entered into with the passenger concerned and the passenger had not been informed of that cancellation by that agent within that period.