European Union – Employment. The present request for a preliminary ruling concerned the interpretation of art 30 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and Council Directive (EC) 1999/70 (concerning the framework agreement on fixed-term work concluded by ETUC, UNICE and CEEP). The request had been made in proceedings between Ms Poclava and her employer concerning Ms Poclava's dismissal. The Court of Justice of the European Union decided that the employment contract at issue was not a fixed-term contract that fell within the scope of Directive 1999/70. Accordingly, the Court did not have jurisdiction to answer the questions put by the referring court.