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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (Second Chamber) of 15 March 2011 - Strack v European Commission

(Case F-120/07) 

(Civil service - Officials - Carry-over of days of annual leave - Article 4 of Annex V to the Staff Regulations - Reasons attributable to the interests of the service - Article 73 of the Staff Regulations - Directive 2003/88/EC - Right to paid annual leave - Sick leave)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Guido Strack (Cologne, Germany) (represented by: H. Tettenborn, lawyer)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: J. Currall and B. Eggers, Agents)


Annulment of several decisions of the Commission concerning the application to carry over from 2004 to 2005 a number of days of unused annual leave exceeding the limit of 12 days. An order that the European Commission pay the applicant compensation for the 26.5 days of unused leave in respect of which no compensation has been paid with interest at a rate of 2% per year.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Annuls the decision of the European Commission of 15 March 2007 rejecting the request by Mr Strack to carry over the balance of his days of annual leave from 2004;

Dismisses the remainder of the application;

Orders the European Commission to pays its own costs and those of Mr Strack.


1 - OJ C 315, 22.12.2007, p. 50.