European Union – Employment. The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that cl 5(1) of the framework agreement on fixed-term work should be interpreted as precluding national legislation, such as that at issue in the main proceedings, which, pending the completion of competitive selection procedures for the recruitment of tenured staff of schools administered by the state, authorised the renewal of fixed-term employment contracts to fill posts of teachers and administrative, technical and auxiliary staff that were vacant and unfilled without stating a definite period for the completion of those procedures and while excluding any possibility, for those teachers and staff, of obtaining compensation for any damage suffered on account of such a renewal.