European Union – Social security. The Court of Justice of the European Union made a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of the second sub-paragraph of art 22(2) of Regulation (EEC) 1408/71 of the Council (on the application of social security schemes to employed persons, to self-employed persons and to members of their families moving within the Community), as amended. The request had been made in proceedings between Ms Petru and the Health Insurance Agency, Sibiu District, and another, concerning hospital treatment provided in Germany in respect of which Ms Petru had claimed reimbursement by way of damages.