Language of document : ECLI:EU:F:2011:75

(Third Chamber)

10 June 2011

Case F‑56/10

André Hecq


European Commission

(Civil service — Officials — Social security — 100% reimbursement of medical expenses — Implied rejection decision — Premature complaint — Inadmissibility)

Application:      brought under Article 270 TFEU, applicable to the EAEC Treaty pursuant to Article 106a thereof, in which Mr Hecq seeks annulment of the Commission’s decision of 20 October 2009 rejecting his request of 25 September 2009 for 100% reimbursement of the cost of medicines.

Held:      The action is dismissed as manifestly inadmissible. Mr Hecq is to bear all the costs.


1.      Officials — Actions — Act adversely affecting an official — Account drawn up by the Joint Sickness Insurance Scheme on the basis of Article 72 of the Staff Regulations — Not included

(Staff Regulations, Arts 90 and 91)

2.      Officials — Actions — Prior administrative complaint — Complaint lodged before request was rejected — Inadmissibility

(Staff Regulations, Art. 90(1))

1.      An action seeking annulment of the refusal to grant an official additional reimbursement under Article 73(3) of the Staff Regulations and which is expressly directed against an account drawn up by the Joint Sickness Insurance Scheme on the basis of Article 72 of the Staff Regulations must be dismissed as inadmissible, since that account does not contain any act adversely affecting the official adopted on the basis of Article 73(3) of the Staff Regulations.

(see para. 34)

2.      A complaint prior to an implied decision rejecting a request, which constitutes the act adversely affecting an official, cannot relate to that act. The action must therefore be declared manifestly inadmissible because of the premature nature of the complaint.

(see paras 37, 38)


1 December 1994, T‑79/92 Ditterich v Commission, paras 45 to 47; 15 November 2006, T‑115/05 Jiménez Martínez v Commission, para. 33