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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (Second Chamber) of 29 September 2011 – Bowles, Larue and Whitehead v ECB

(Case F-114/10) 1

(Staff case – Staff of the ECB – General adjustment to salaries – Method of calculation – Provisional data – Economic and financial crisis – Special circumstances – Act adversely affecting an official – Pay slip – Provisional act)

Language of the case: French


Applicants: Carlos Bowles, Emmanuel Larue and Sarah Whitehead (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) (represented by: L. Levi and M. Vandenbussche, lawyers)

Defendant: European Central Bank (represented by: E. Carlini and M. López Torres, Agents, and by B. Wägenbaur, lawyer)


Application for annulment of the applicants’ salary slips for January 2010 and the following months in so far as they apply a salary increase of 2% as a result of the 2010 salary adjustment procedure and compensation for the material loss suffered by the applicants

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Annuls the decisions of the European Central Bank to increase by 2% the remuneration of C. Bowles, E. Larue and S. Whitehead from 1 January 2010, as stated on their salary slips for January 2010 and the following months;

Dismisses the action as to the remainder;

Orders the European Central Bank to pay the costs.


1 OJ C 55, 19.2.2011, p. 37.