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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (First Chamber) of 12 October 2010 -Wendler v Commission

(Case F-49/09) 1

(Staff case - Officials - Retirement pension - Payment of pension - Obligation to open a bank account in country of residence - Freedom to provide services - Plea involving a matter of public policy - Principle of equal treatment)

Language of the case: German


Applicant: Eberhard Wendler (Laveno Mombello, Italy) (represented by: M. Müller-Trawinski, lawyer)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: D. Martin and B. Eggers, agents)

Intervener in support of the defendant: Council of the European Union (represented by: M. Bauer and K. Zieleśkiewicz, agents)


Annulment of the Commission's request that the applicant designate a bank account in his country of residence for his pension payments.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Dismisses Mr Wendler's action;

Orders Mr Wendler to bear his own costs and to pay the costs of the European Commission;

Orders the Council of the European Union to bear its own costs.


1 - OJ 2009 C 167, p. 27.