Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (Full Court) of 1 July 2010 - Mandt v Parliament

(Case F-45/07) 1

(Civil service - Officials - Survivor's pension - Article 79 of the Staff Regulations - Article 18 of Annex VIII to the Staff Regulations - Surviving spouse - Recognition of two persons as the surviving spouse - Reduction to 50% - Legitimate expectation - Requirement of consistency)

Language of the case: German


Applicant: Wolfgang Mandt (Kreuztal, Germany) (represented by: B. Kolb, lawyer)

Defendant: European Parliament (represented by: initially, K. Zejdová, J. F. de Wachter and U. Rösslein, acting as Agents, then, J. F. de Wachter, K. Zejdová and S. Seyr, acting as Agents)

Intervener in support of the defendant: Kurt-Wolfgang Braun Neumann who died on 9 October 2010, leaving Shirley Meyer as sole heir (Bedburg-Hau, Germany) (represented by: P. Ames, lawyer)


Annulment of the decision of the European Parliament of 8.2.2007 rejecting the applicant's complaint regarding the reduction of the survivor's pension to 50% - Claim for full payment

Operative part of the judgment

There is no need to give a decision on the application requesting the Parliament to pay Mr Mandt the survivor's pension in full in so far as it relates to the period after 31 October 2009.

The remainder of the application is dismissed.

The parties and the intervener shall bear their own costs.


1 - OJ C 183, 4.8.2007, p. 43.