European Union – Insurance. The Court of Justice of the European Union made a preliminary ruling that art 3(1) of Council Directive (EEC) 72/166 had to be interpreted as meaning that the concept of 'use of vehicles' in that article covered any use of a vehicle that was consistent with the normal function of that vehicle. That concept might, therefore, cover the manoeuvre of a tractor in the courtyard of a farm in order to bring the trailer attached to that tractor into a barn, as in the case in the main proceedings, which was a matter for the referring court to determine.