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Action brought on 3 October 2011 - ZZ and Others v European Commission

(Case F-98/11)

Language of the case: French


Applicant(s): ZZ and Others (represented by: F. Moyse and A. Salerno, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission

Subject-matter and description of the proceedings

Annulment of the decision of the Commission to consider certain financial aid from a Member State to students in higher education to be allowances of the same nature as family allowances and to deduct that financial aid from the education allowance granted to officials who are parents of such students and annulment of the decision to seek repayment of sums unduly paid.

Form of order sought

As regards the first nine applicants, first, annulment of the decisions to deduct from the education allowances paid for their children under the Staff Regulations the amount of the grants for higher education paid to those children by the Centre de Documentation et d'Information sur l'Enseignement Supérieur du Grand Duché du Luxembourg (Centre for documentation and information on higher education of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg 'CEDIES'), and, second, annulment of the decisions sent to each of those applicants to recover the sums unduly paid corresponding to the allegedly undue amounts of the education allowances previously paid;

As regards the last applicant, annulment of the decision asking him to state whether his child had been given a grant by CEDIES and in the meantime suspending the education allowance for that child as of 1 December 2011, only as regards that suspension;

Pay the resulting arrears of remuneration with default interest calculated from the date the arrears fell due at the rate fixed by the European Central Bank for principal refinancing operations applicable during the period concerned, plus two points;

Order the Commission to pay the costs.