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Action brought on 22 May 2006 - Pereira Sequeira v Commission

(Case F-65/06)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Rosa Maria Pereira Sequeira (Brussels, Belgium) (represented by: T. Bontinck and J. Feld, lawyers)

Defendant: Commission of the European Communities

Form of order sought

annul the individual decision relating to a change of category, effective as from 16 August 2005, notified on 19 September 2005;

order the Commission of the European Communities to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The applicant is a successful candidate of the internal competition COM/PC/04, published before the new Staff Regulations entered into force. She was appointed an official thereunder and classified in grade C*1, that is, the same grade in which she had been classified during her last temporary agent contract. Although previously she had enjoyed a more advantageous classification, she had been downgraded to grade C*1 prior to her appointment as an official.

In support of her action, the applicant alleges breach of Articles 31 and 62 of the Staff Regulations and Articles 5 and 2 of Annex XIII to the Staff Regulations.

The applicant also alleges violation of the principle of protection of legitimate expectations and the principle of protection of acquired rights.