European Union – Employment. The Court of Justice of the European Union made a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of cl 1 and 2.4 of the framework agreement on parental leave, set out in the annex to Council Directive (EC) 96/34. The request had been made in proceedings between Lyreco Belgium NV and the respondent concerning the calculation of the fixed-sum protective award payable to her because of her unlawful dismissal during part-time parental leave.