European Union – Freedom of movement. The Court of Justice of the European Union made a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of art 18 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), of point (a) of the first sub-paragraph, and the second sub-paragraph, of art 20(2) TFEU, of arts 4 and 70 of Regulation (EC) 883/2004 (on the coordination of social security systems), as amended, and of art 24(2) of Directive (EC) 2004/38 (on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States), amending Regulation (EEC) 1612/68 and repealing various other directives. The request had been made in proceedings brought by Ms Dano and her son against Jobcenter Leipzig concerning the latter's refusal to grant them benefits by way of basic provision that were envisaged by German legislation.