European Union – Jurisdiction. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of arts 3(1) and 44(3) of Council Regulation (EC) 1346/2000 (on insolvency proceedings) and arts 1(2)(b) and 71 of Council Regulation (EC) 44/2001 (on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters). The request had been made in proceedings between Nickel & Goeldner Spedition GmbH and "Kintra" UAB, a company that had been placed in liquidation, concerning payment in respect of services comprising the international carriage of goods.