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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (First Chamber) of 4 December 2008 - Blias v ECB

(Case F-6/08) 1

(Staff case - ECB staff - Remuneration - Expatriation allowance - Conditions set out in Article 17 of the ECB conditions of employment - Applicant ordered to pay the costs - Requirements of fairness - Article 87(2) of the Rules of Procedure )

Language of the case: German


Applicant: Jessica Blias (Frankfurt on Main, Germany) (represented by: B. Karthaus, lawyer)

Defendant: European Central Bank (represented by: F. Malfrère and F. Feyerbacher, Agents, assisted by B. Wägenbaur, lawyer)


Staff cases - Annulment of the decision of the European Central Bank of 15 August 2007 refusing to grant the applicant entitlement to the expatriation allowance on the ground that she does not fulfil the conditions set out in Article 17 of the Conditions of Employment of the ECB.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Dismisses the action;

Orders Ms Blias to pay, in addition to her own costs, half the costs of the European Central Bank;

Orders the European Central Bank to pay half of its own costs.


1 - OJ C 142, 7.6.2008, p. 39.