European Union – Community foreign and security policy. The Court of Justice of the European Union made a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of art 3(1)(b) of Council Regulation (EC) 765/2006 (concerning restrictive measures in respect of Belarus), as amended by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 84/2011 3 and Council Regulation (EU) 588/2011. The request had been made in proceedings between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Lithuania) and another and Mr V Peftiev and others, concerning restrictive measures against the latter.