Appeal brought on 14 June 2019 by Amador Rodriguez Prieto against the judgment of the General Court (Eighth Chamber) delivered on 4 April 2019 in Case T-61/18, Rodriguez Prieto v Commission

(Case C-457/19 P)

Language of the case: French

Parties

Appellant: Amador Rodriguez Prieto (represented by: S. Orlandi, T. Martin, lawyers)

Other party to the proceedings: European Commission

Form of order sought

The appellant claims that the Court should:

set aside the judgment of the General Court of 4 April 2019 in Case T-61/18 in so far as it dismisses the claim for compensation in respect of the non-material damage suffered by the appellant;

order the Commission to compensate the appellant for the non-material damage suffered by paying him compensation fixed at a flat rate of EUR 100 000;

order the Commission to pay the costs.

Grounds of appeal and main arguments

The appellant claims that the judgment under appeal is vitiated by an error of law regarding the unlawfulness of the Commission’s conduct towards him during the criminal proceedings, particularly in the light of his status as the whistle-blower that gave rise to the ‘Eurostat case’.

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