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Action brought on 13 November 2006 - Sotgia v Commission

(Case F-130/06)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Stefano Sotgia (Dublin, Ireland) (represented by: T. Bontinck and J. Feld, lawyers)

Defendant: Commission of the European Communities

Form of order sought

annul the individual decision concerning a transfer from temporary staff status to official status taking effect on 16 April 2006, notified on 2 May 2006;

order the defendant to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The applicant, after having worked at the Commission for several years as a member of temporary staff in Grade A5, then A*11, was successful in open competition EPSO/A/18/04 to draw up a reserve list for administrators in career bracket A7/A6. As a result, he was appointed as an official in the same post he had occupied as a member of the temporary staff and classified in Grade A*6, step 2, in accordance with Annex XIII of the Staff Regulations.

In support of his action, the applicant invokes infringement of Articles 31 and 62 of the Staff Regulations and Articles 5 and 2 of Annex XIII to the Staff Regulations.

The applicant moreover submits infringement of the principle of the protection of legitimate expectations, the principle of the protection of acquired rights and the principle of equal treatment.