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Action brought on 6 August 2007 - Barbin v Parliament

(Case F-81/07)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Florence Barbin (Luxembourg, Luxembourg) (represented by: S. Orlandi, J.-N. Louis, A. Coolen and E. Marchal, lawyers)

Defendant: European Parliament

Form of order sought

annul the Parliament's decision not to promote the applicant to grade AD 12 in the 2006 promotion procedure

order the defendant to pay the costs

Pleas in law and main arguments

The applicant submits that, according to the internal provisions of the Parliament governing promotion, the average length of time spent in grade AD 11 is four years. The applicant has been classified in that grade since 1 April 2001 and had reached the relevant threshold for promotion to grade AD 12 in the 2006 promotion procedure. Furthermore, the Promotion Committee entered her name on the list of officials who were recommended for promotion to that grade by virtue of the procedure in question.

According to the applicant, the Appointing Authority did not provide any information to explain the refusal to promote her and thus infringed the obligation to state reasons. Furthermore, the contested decision is based on the decision, which is the subject-matter of Case F-44/071, to allocate the applicant only one merit point. Lastly, the applicant alleges infringement of Article 1d of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Communities.


1 - OJ C 155 of 7.7.2007, p. 45.