16.4.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 134/23


Action brought on 5 February 2018 — Rodriguez Prieto v Commission

(Case T-61/18)

(2018/C 134/32)

Language of the case: French

Parties

Applicant: Amador Rodriguez Prieto (Steinsel, Luxembourg) (represented by: S. Orlandi and T. Martin, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission

Form of order sought

Declare and rule:

principally, that the Commission is ordered to remedy the losses suffered and therefore to pay the applicant the sum of EUR 68 831 in respect of his pecuniary loss and EUR 100 000 in respect of his non-pecuniary loss;

in the alternative, that the decision of 28 March 2017 refusing assistance is annulled;

in any event, that the Commission is ordered to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

In support of the action, the applicant alleges, principally, that the Commission committed a faute de service in disregarding his status as a whistle-blower, which caused the applicant pecuniary and non-pecuniary harm which it is for the institution to remedy. In the alternative, the applicant argues that the institution failed to have regard to Article 24 of the Staff Regulations by refusing to grant him the assistance provided for in that article after the criminal proceedings.