European Union – Social security. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling, deciding that art 13(2)(a) of Regulation No 1408/71, read in conjunction with art 13(1) of that regulation, should be interpreted, in circumstances such as those in the main proceedings, as not precluding a migrant worker, who was subject to the legislation of the state of employment, from receiving, by virtue of national legislation of the member state of residence, an old-age pension and family benefits from the latter state.