ORDER OF THE EUROPEAN UNION CIVIL SERVICE TRIBUNAL
(Second Chamber)

23 November 2012

Case F‑122/11

Dragos-Lucian Vacarescu

v

European Commission

(Civil service — Delay — Manifest inadmissibility)

Application: brought under Article 270 TFEU, applicable to the EAEC Treaty by virtue of Article 106a thereof, in which Mr Vacarescu seeks annulment of the Commission’s decision of 18 April 2011 refusing to pay him the daily allowance provided for in Article 10 of Annex VII du Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union (‘the Staff Regulations’).

Held: The action is dismissed. The applicant is to bear his own costs.

Summary

Actions brought by officials — Time-limits — Mandatory — To be considered of the Court’s own motion

(Staff Regulations of Officials, Arts 90 and 91)

The periods for lodging complaints and bringing actions referred to in Articles 90 and 91 of the Staff Regulations are matters of public policy and cannot be left to the discretion of the parties or the Tribunal, which must ascertain, of its own motion if need be, whether they have been complied with.

(see para. 14)

See:

29 June 2000, C‑154/99 P Politi v European Training Foundation, para. 15

15 January 2009, T‑306/08 P Braun-Neumann v Parliament, para. 36

12 May 2010, F‑13/09 Peláez Jimeno v Parliament, para. 18