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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (3rd Chamber) of 1 October 2014 — DF v Commission

(Case F-91/13) 1

(Civil service — Remuneration — Expatriation allowance — Travel expenses — Secondment of the applicant in a country of which he is a national — Condition set out in Article 4(1)(b) of Annex VII to the Staff Regulations)

Language of the case: English


Applicant: DF (represented by: L. Levi and A. Blot, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented initially by J. Currall and V. Joris, acting as Agents, and subsequently by J. Currall, acting as Agent)


An application for annulment of the decision to request from the applicant the reimbursement of the expatriation allowance and the travel expenses which he received during his posting in Germany, between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2012, and an application for reimbursement of the sums already deducted and for the grant of damages.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Orders the European Commission to pay DF the sum of EUR 1 500 in compensation for non-material harm suffered by him;

Dismisses the action as to the remainder;

Declares that the European Commission is to bear its own costs and orders it to pay one quarter of the costs incurred by DF;

Declares that DF is to bear three quarters of his own costs.



1 OJ C 367, 14/12/2013, p. 40.