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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (2nd Chamber) of 19 November 2014 — EH v Commission

(Case F-42/14) 1

(Civil service — Officials — Remuneration — Family allowances — Rule against cumulation of national allowances and allowances under the Staff Regulations — Official’s spouse in receipt of national family allowances — No declaration by the official to his administration of a change in his personal circumstances — Disciplinary proceedings — Disciplinary penalty — Demotion in step — Proportionality — Statement of reasons — Mitigating circumstances — Failure by the administration to exercise due care and attention)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: EH (represented by: S. Rodrigues and A. Blot, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: J. Currall and C. Ehrbar, Agents)


Application for annulment of the Commission’s decision to impose a penalty on the applicant of demotion by three steps on grounds of infringement of the rule against cumulation of national family allowances and family allowances under the Staff Regulations.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Dismisses the action;

Declares that EH is to bear his own costs and orders him to pay the costs incurred by the European Commission.


1 OJ C 212, 7/7/2014, p. 45.