European Union – Family proceedings. The Court of Justice of the European Union considered a reference for a preliminary ruling by the English Court of Appeal and held that jurisdiction in matters of parental responsibility, which had been prorogued, under art 12(3) of Regulation (EC) 2201/2003 (concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility), in favour of a court of a member state before which proceedings had been brought by mutual agreement by the holders of parental responsibility, ceased following a final judgment in those proceedings