European Union – Social security. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling, deciding, among other things, that, art 94(1) and (2) of Council Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71, as amended, should be interpreted as not precluding legislation of a member state that did not take into account, when determining rights to old-age pension, an insurance period claimed to have been completed under its own legislation by a foreign worker when the state of which that worker was a national had acceded to the European Union after the completion of that period.