European Union – Jurisdiction. The Court of Justice of the European Union made a preliminary ruling, deciding that Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 should be interpreted as meaning that the approval of an agreement for the sharing-out of an estate concluded by a guardian ad litem on behalf of minor children constituted a measure relating to the exercise of parental responsibility, within the meaning of art 1(1)(b) of that regulation and thus fell within the scope of the latter, and not a measure relating to succession, within the meaning of art 1(30(f) thereof, excluded from the scope thereof.