European Union – Employment. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling deciding, among other things, that cl 4.2 of the Framework Agreement and art 7 of Directive (EC) 2003/88 should be interpreted as meaning that, in the event of an increase in the number of hours of work performed by a worker, the member states were not obliged to provide that the entitlement to paid annual leave already accrued, and possibly taken, had to be recalculated retroactively according to that worker's new work pattern. A new calculation should, however, be performed for the period during which working time increased.