(Third Chamber)

15 June 2016

Case F‑61/12

Beata Stepien

Mario Animali


European Commission

(Civil service — Officials — Pensions — Transfer of national pension rights — Proposals concerning additional pensionable years — Act not having an adverse effect — Inadmissibility of the action — Application for a decision not going to the substance of the case — Article 83 of the Rules of Procedure)

Application:      under Article 270 TFEU, applicable to the EAEC Treaty pursuant to Article 106a thereof, in which Ms Beata Stepien and Mr Mario Animali seek annulment of the decisions of the appointing authority of the European Commission of 2 and 19 March 2012, respectively, rejecting their complaints against the ‘decisions’ fixing the amount credited to the EU pension scheme in respect of their pension rights acquired previously under another scheme and, to the extent necessary, of the ‘decisions’ of 27 July and 5 October 2011, respectively, calculating that amount.

Held:      The action is dismissed. Ms Beata Stepien and Mr Mario Animali are to bear their own costs and are ordered to pay the costs incurred by the European Commission.


Actions brought by officials — Act adversely affecting an official — Concept — Proposal concerning additional pensionable years with a view to a transfer to the EU pension scheme of pension rights acquired before entry into the service of the EU — Not included

(Staff Regulations, Art. 91(1) and Annex VIII, Art. 11(2))

A proposal concerning additional pensionable years, notified to an official with a view to a transfer to the EU pension scheme of pension rights acquired under another scheme, does not produce binding legal effects which directly and immediately affect the legal situation of the person to whom it is addressed, by significantly altering that situation. Therefore, it does not constitute an act having adverse effect for the purposes of Article 91(1) of the Staff Regulations.

(see para. 18)


Judgments of 13 October 2015 in Commission v Verile and Gjergji, T‑104/14 P, EU:T:2015:776, para. 62, and Teughels v Commission, T‑131/14 P, EU:T:2015:778, para. 58