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Action brought on 11 December 2006 - Hartwig v Commission and Parliament

(Case F-141/06)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Marc Hartwig (Brussels, Belgium) (represented by: T. Bontinck, lawyer)

Defendant: Commission of the European Communities and European Parliament

Form of order sought

annul the individual decisions of the Commission of the European Communities and of the European Parliament of 12 April 2006 and of 27 March 2006 respectively, concerning a transfer from the status of a member of temporary staff to the status of official;

Order the defendants to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The applicant, after working for a number of years at the Commission as a member of temporary staff in Grade B*7, passed open competition PE/34/B of the European Parliament (Grade B5/B4). Subsequently, he was appointed as a probationary official in Grade B*3 by the latter institution, which immediately transferred him to the Commission, where he was classified in that same grade.

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

The applicant pleads, moreover, breach of the principle of the protection of legitimate expectations and of the principle of maintenance of rights acquired.