European Union – Consumer protection. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling, deciding that arts 6(1) and 7(1) of Directive (EEC) 93/13 did not preclude national legislation, such as that at issue in the main proceedings, which allowed a notary who had drawn up, in due form, an authentic instrument concerning a contract concluded between a seller or supplier and a consumer, to affix the enforcement clause to that instrument or to refuse to cancel it when no review of the unfairness of the contractual terms had been performed at any stage.