European Union – Freedom of movement. The Court of Justice of the European Union made a preliminary ruling, deciding that arts 20 and 21 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be interpreted as precluding legislation of a member state, such as that at issue in the main proceedings, which made the continued grant of funding for higher education outside that state subject to the rule that the student applying for such funding had resided in that member state for a period of at least three out of the six years preceding his enrolment.