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Action brought on 23 April 2007 - Cros v Court of Justice

(Case F-37/07)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Alexia Cros (Howald, Luxembourg) (represented by: E. Reveillaud, lawyer)

Defendant: Court of Justice of the European Communities

Form of order sought

Annul the decision of the Appointing Authority (AIPN) of 19 July 2006 appointing the applicant probationary official as a lawyer-linguist with effect from 1 September 2006 in that she is classified at grade AD7;

Declare and hold that, retroactively to the date of appointment of 1 September 2006, the applicant is to be classified at grade A*10 corresponding to grade LA6 before the entry into force of Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 723/2004 of 22 March 2004 amending the Staff Regulations of officials of the European Communities and the Conditions of Employment of other servants of the European Communities; 1

Order the full reconstitution of her career with effect retroactively to 1 September 2006;

Order the defendant to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The applicant submits that the contested decision, based on Article 12 of Annex XIII to the Staff Regulations, infringes:

notice of open competition CJ/LA/24, 2 pursuant to which the recruitment of successful candidates would be made at grade LA7/LA6;

the principle of equal treatment;

the principle of legitimate expectations and the principles of sound administration, transparency and the duty to have regard to the welfare of officials.


1 - OJ L 124, 27.4.2004, p. 1.

2 - OJ C 182 A, 31.7.2002, p. 1.