European Union – Social security. The Court of Justice of the European Union made a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of art 107 of Council Regulation (EEC) 574/72 (laying down the procedure for implementing Regulation (EEC) 1408/71 on the application of social security schemes to employed persons, to self-employed persons and to their families moving within the Community), as amended. The request had been made in proceedings between Mrs Wagener and the German Federal Employment Agency concerning the grant of dependent child allowance in Germany.