European Union – Pensions. The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that art 7(2)(c) of Regulation 1408/71 should be interpreted as meaning that a bilateral agreement which related to the social security benefits of nationals of one of the signatory states which had been concluded on a date when one of the two signatory states had not yet acceded to the European Union and which was not listed in Annex III to that regulation did not continue to apply to the situation of political refugees who were repatriated to their state of origin before the bilateral agreement had been concluded and the regulation had entered into force (see 45] of the judgment).