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Appeal brought on 21 February 2020 by Bruno Gollnisch against the judgment of the General Court (Fifth Chamber) delivered on 10 December 2019 in Case T-319/19 Bruno Gollnisch v European Parliament

(Case C-122/20 P)

Language of the case: French


Appellant: Bruno Gollnisch (represented by: B. Bonnefoy-Claudet, avocat)

Other party to the proceedings: European Parliament

Form of order sought

The appellant claims that the Court of Justice should:

set aside the order of the General Court of the European Union of 10 December 2019 in case number T-319/19;

refer the case back to the General Court of the European Union for a fresh judgment;

also order that the sum of EUR 5000 be paid to the appellant in respect of the costs incurred in the present appeal proceedings;

order the European Parliament to pay the costs.

If the Court of Justice considers that it has sufficient information, the appellant claims further that the Court of Justice should:

rule on the substance of the case itself;

annul the decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 10 December 2018 amending the Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament;

rule on the form of order sought by the appellant at first instance, without prejudice to the claims made against the order under appeal;

order the European Parliament to pay all the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

It is alleged that the order wrongly held that the decision at issue did not individually concern the appellant, that, consequently, his complaint of 27 February 2019 did not constitute a pre-litigation procedure and that, since that complaint was not taken into account, the time limits for the judicial proceedings must be regarded as having expired.