European Union – Jurisdiction. The Court of Justice of the European Union made a preliminary ruling, deciding, among other things, that art 6(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 should be interpreted as meaning that where two actions — which had different subject-matters and bases and which were not connected by a link of subordination or incompatibility — were brought against several defendants, the fact that the upholding of one of those actions was potentially capable of affecting the extent of the right whose protection was sought by the other action did not suffice to give rise to a risk of irreconcilable judgments within the meaning of that provision.