European Union – Freedom of movement. The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that art 1 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 4055/86 should be interpreted as meaning that a company established in a state that was a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA Agreement) and which was proprietor of a vessel flying the flag of a third country, by which maritime transport services were provided from or to a state that was a party to the EEA Agreement, could rely on the freedom to provide services, provided that it could, due to its operation of that vessel, be classed as a provider of those services and that the persons for whom the services were intended were established in states that were parties to the EEA Agreement other than that in which that company was established.