Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (First Chamber) of 1 October 2013 – Loukakis and Others v Parliament

(Case F-82/11) 1

(Civil Service – Parliament Staff Committee – Elections – Irregularities in the electoral process)

Language of the case: French

Parties

Applicants: Nicolaos Loukakis and Others (Brussels, Belgium) (represented by: M.-A. Lucas, lawyer)

Defendant: European Parliament (represented by: S. Seyr and M. Ecker, acting as Agents, and, initially, D. Waelbroeck, lawyer, and, subsequently, A. Duron, lawyer)

Interveners: Solidarité pour les agents et fonctionnaires européens, Syndicat general du personnel des organismes européens, Fédération de la function publique européenne and Pluralist (represented by: J. Choucroun, lawyer)

Re:

Application for a declaration that the elections to the Staff Committee of the Parliament, and the European Parliament’s failure to take action in respect of the various illegalities that affected the electoral process, are unlawful

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Annuls the implied decision of the European Parliament of 20 May 2011 not to censure the irregularities affecting the Staff Committee elections of November 2010;

Dismisses the remainder of the action

Orders the European Parliament to bear its own costs and to pay the costs incurred by the applicants;

Orders the trade union organisations Solidarité pour les agents et fonctionnaires européens, Syndicat general du personnel des organismes européens, Fédération de la function publique européenne, on the one hand, and the trade union organisation Pluralist, on the other, to bear their own costs.

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1 OJ C 340, 19.11.2011, p. 41.