European Union – Jurisdiction. The Court of Justice of the European Union made a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of arts 22(1), 27 and 28 of Council Regulation (EC) 44/2001 (on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters). The request had been made in proceedings between two sisters, in which the applicant had sought an order in Munich that the respondent consent to the entry on the Land Registry of the applicant as the owner of a property following a third party issuing proceedings in Milan concerning the respondent's share.