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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (Third Chamber) of 5 December 2012 - Bourtembourg v Commission

(Case F-6/12) 

(Civil Service - Officials - Expatriation allowance - Concept of habitual residence - Permanent or habitual centre of interests - Temporary residence for the purpose of study - Place where professional activity is pursued - Fixed term employment relationship)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Julien Bourtembourg (Brussels, Belgium) (represented by: C. Dony, lawyer)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: D. Martin and V. Joris, Agents)


Application to annul the Commission's decision refusing to grant the applicant the expatriation allowance.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Annuls the decision of the European Commission of 24 May 2011 refusing to grant Mr Bourtembourg the expatriation allowance;

Orders the European Commission to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by Mr Bourtembourg.


1 - OJ C 184, 23.6.2012.