European Union – Employment. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of the first sentence of the first subparagraph of art 27(2) of the Convention defining the Statute of the European Schools between the member states and the European Union. The requests had been made in two sets of proceedings between the European School, Munich, and, respectively, Ms Oberto and Ms O'Leary concerning the jurisdiction of the German courts to deal with actions seeking an examination of the validity of the fixed-term nature of the employment contracts of the parties concerned.