European Union – Social security. The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that the provisions of Decision No 3/80 of the Association Council (on the application of the social security schemes of the Member States of the European Communities to Turkish workers and members of their families), viewed also in the light of art 59 of the Additional Protocol, should be interpreted as meaning that nationals of a member state who had been duly registered as belonging to the labour force of that member state as Turkish workers could not, on the ground that they had retained Turkish nationality, rely on art 6 of Decision 3/80 to object to a residence requirement provided for by the legislation of that member state in order to receive a special non-contributory benefit within the meaning of art 4(2) of Regulation 1408/71, as amended.