European Union – Consumer protection. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling in which it decided, among other things, that Directive 2013/11/EU should be interpreted as not precluding national legislation, such as that at issue in the main proceedings, which prescribed recourse to a mediation procedure, in disputes referred to in art 2(1) of that directive, as a condition for the admissibility of legal proceedings relating to those disputes, to the extent that such a requirement did not prevent the parties from exercising their right of access to the judicial system.concerning the interpretation of Directive 2013/11/EU and of Directive (EC) 2008/52.