European Union – Employment. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of cll 3 to 5 of the framework agreement on fixed-term work set out in the Annex to Council Directive (EC) No 1999/70. The request had been made in proceedings between Ms Perez Lopez and the Madrid Health Service, Spain, concerning the classification of her employment relationship that took the form of successive appointments as a member of the occasional regulated staff.