Language of document :

Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (Third Chamber) of 26 June 2013 – Achab v EESC

(Case F-21/12) 1

(Civil Service – Officials – Remuneration – Expatriation allowance – Condition laid down in Article 4(1)(a) and (b) of Annex VII to the Staff Regulations – Recovery of sums unduly paid)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Mohammed Achab (Brussels, Belgium) (represented by: N. Lhoest, lawyer)

Defendant: European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) (represented by: M. Arsène and G. Boudot, acting as Agents)


Application for annulment of the decision withdrawing the award of expatriation allowance to the applicant and seeking retroactively to recover that allowance.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Annuls the decision of the European Economic and Social Committee of 9 June 2011 in so far as it orders the recovery of the expatriation allowance paid to Mr Achab from 1 July 2010;

Dismisses the remainder of the action;

Orders the European Economic and Social Committee to bear its own costs and to pay half of the costs incurred by Mr Achab;

Orders Mr Achab to bear half of his own costs.


1 OJ C 133, 5/5/12, p. 30.