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Action brought on 19 January 2007 - Skoulidi v Commission

(Case F-4/07)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Eleni-Eleftheria Skoulidi (Brussels, Belgium) (represented by: G. Vandersanden)

Defendant: Commission of the European Communities

Forms of order sought

Award the applicant compensation for non-pecuniary damage suffered as a result of the decision of the Appointing Authority of 28 March 2006 refusing to allow her to benefit under the exchange agreement concluded between the Commission and the Greek Government;

Assess that damage on equitable principles at EUR 200 000;

Order the defendant to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The applicant, after having been made available to the Greek Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs for eight months, applied to be able to benefit under the Scheme of Exchanges of officials between the Commission and the Member States in order to complete the tasks she had performed during that period. After having obtained the agreement of a number of Commission departments and the Greek Government, the applicant received a negative decision from her institution, on the grounds that the exchange was contrary to the applicable provisions governing the making available of officials.

In her action, the applicant considers that the Commission is guilty of misconduct on a number of points, namely:

failure to demonstrate the diligence required of every administration;

failure to comply with the commitments resulting from the exchange agreement which it itself concluded with the Greek Government, thereby infringing the applicant's legitimate expectations and the general Community interest;

inappropriate remarks about the applicant;

discrimination against the applicant in relation to other officials who were made available to certain national administrations for a longer period.