European Union – Treaty provisions. The Court of Justice of the European Union dismissed the action brought by the European Commission against Malta, by which the Commission had sought a declaration that by deducting the value of civil-service old-age pensions received under pension schemes from other member states from Maltese old-age pensions, Malta had failed to fulfil its obligations under art 46b of Council Regulation (EEC) 1408/71 and under art 54 of Regulation (EC) No 883/2004, as amended by Regulation (EU) No 465/2012.