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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (Second Chamber) of 14 October 2010 - W v Commission

(Case F-86/09) 1

(Civil Service - Contractual agents - Remuneration - Family benefits - Couple of persons of the same sex - Household allowance - Condition governing the grant - Access to legal marriage - Notion - Article 1(2)(c)(iv) of Annex VII to the Staff Regulations)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: W (Brussels, Belgium) (represented by: É. Boigelot, lawyer)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: J. Currall and D. Martin, acting as Agents)


Annulment of the decision not to grant the household allowance to the applicant on the ground that the applicant and his partner have access to legal marriage in Belgium

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Annuls the decisions of the Commission of 5 March 2009 and 17 July 2009 refusing W the benefit of the grant of the household allowance provided for in Article 1 of Annex VII to the Staff Regulations of the European Union;

Orders the European Commission to pay all the costs.


1 - OJ C 11, 16.1.2010.