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Action brought on 18 July 2006 - Tsirimokos v European Parliament

(Case F-76/06)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Ioannis Tsirimokos (Senningerberg, Luxembourg) (represented by: J. Choucroun, lawyer)

Defendant: European Parliament

Form of order sought

annul the European Parliament′s decision of 25 October 2005 confirmed 19 April 2006;

order the European Parliament to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The applicant, a European Parliament official since 1 May 1981, lodged, 7 September 2005 a request to work part time in preparation for retirement, as provided for by Article 55a of the Staff Regulations and Article 4 of Annex IVa of the Staff Regulations. In the calculation of the percentage of the basic salary to which the applicant was entitled, the administration did not take into account the years of pensionable service that the applicant had acquired before being recruited by the European Parliament.

In support of his action, the applicant invokes three pleas in law:

firstly, breach of Article 2 of Annex VIII of the Staff Regulations;

secondly, breach of the duty to have regard for the welfare of officials;

thirdly, breach of the principle of protection of legitimate expectations.