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Judgment of the General Court of 9 April 2019 — Aldridge and Others v Commission

(Case T-319/17) 1

(Civil service — Temporary staff — OLAF — Contract for an indefinite period — Decision of the Director of OLAF establishing a one-off reclassification to the next higher grade — Request for an annual reclassification procedure to be launched — Measure of a general nature — Time-limit for bringing an action — Point from which time stars to run — Publication on the intranet — Inadmissibility)

Language of the case: French

Parties

Applicants: Adam Aldridge (Schaerbeek, Belgium) and the 32 other applicants whose names are set out in the annex to the judgment (represented by: S. Rodrigues, A. Tymen and A. Champetier, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: L. Radu Bouyon and M. Mensi, then L. Radu Bouyon and G. Berscheid, Agents)

Re:

Application on the basis of Article 270 TFEU and seeking, first, the annulment of the decision of the Director-General of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) dated 15 July 2016 rejecting the applicants’ request seeking the implementation of an annual reclassification procedure and of the decision of the Director-General of OLAF dated 13 February 2017 rejecting the complaint brought against the decision dated 15 July 2016 and, secondly, the payment of compensation in respect of the material and non-material harm allegedly suffered by the applicants.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

Dismisses the action;

Declares that Mr Adam Aldridge and the other members of the temporary staff and former members of the temporary staff of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) whose names are set out in the annex are to bear their own costs and orders them to pay the costs incurred by the European Commission.

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1 OJ C 249, 31.7.2017.