European Union – Workers. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling, deciding that art 39(2) EC should be interpreted as not precluding a member state, for the purposes of charging income tax on a non-resident worker who had pursued his occupational activity in that member state during part of the year, from refusing to grant that worker a tax advantage which took account of his personal and family circumstances, on the basis that, although he had received, in that member state, all or almost all his income from that period, that income did not form the major part of his taxable income for the entire year in question.