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Action brought on 24 November 2006 - Steinmetz v Commission

(Case F-131/06)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Robert Steinmetz (Luxembourg, Luxembourg) (represented by: J. Choucroun, lawyer)

Defendant: Commission of the European Communities

Form of order sought by the applicant

annul the Commission's decision of 21 February 2006 not to give full effect to an agreement binding on the parties;

order the Commission to pay the applicant token compensation of EUR 1 for the non-material damage suffered as a result of the contested decision;

order the defendant to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The applicant concluded an agreement with the Commission intended to bring to an end by amicable settlement the dispute brought before the Court of First Instance of the European Communities in Case T-155/05. 1

The applicant alleges that the Commission failed to give full effect to the terms of the agreement.

In support of his action, he alleges in particular breach by the Commission of the principle of legality, the principle of pacta sunt servanda, the principle of the protection of legitimate expectations, the duty to have regard to the welfare of officials and the principle of sound administration.


1 - OJ C 155, 25.06.2006, p. 26.