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Action brought on 26 June 2006 - Baele and Others v Commission

(Case F-70/06)

Language of the case: French


Applicants: Jan Baele (Beernem, Belgium) and others (represented by: S. Rodrigues and A. Jaume, lawyers)

Defendant: Commission of the European Communities

Form of order sought

Annul the refusal of the Appointing Authority to enter the applicants on the list of officials promoted to grades A*10 and B*10 under the 2005 promotion exercise such as those decisions implicitly result from Administrative Notice No 85-2005 of 23 November 2005;

Inform the Appointing Authority of the consequences of annulling the contested decisions, and in particular the reclassification of the applicants' grades to grade A*10 with retroactive effect from 1 March 2005 or to grade B*10 with retroactive effect from 1 January 2005, as appropriate;

In the alternative: (1) request the defendant to acknowledge that the applicants are eligible for promotion to grade A*10 or to grade B*10, as appropriate, on their next promotion and (2) order it to pay compensation for the loss suffered by the applicants as a result of not having been promoted to grade A*10 from 1 March 2005 or to grade B*10 from 1 January 2005, as appropriate;

Order the defendant to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

In support of their action, the applicants put forward pleas identical to those put forward in Case F-45/06 1.


1 - OJ C 143, 17.06.2006, p. 39.