21.10.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 357/14


Appeal brought on 8 July 2019 by Maria Alvarez y Bejarano and Others against the judgment of the General Court (Eighth Chamber) delivered on 30 April 2019 in Joined Cases T-516/16 and T-536/16, Alvarez y Bejarano and Others v Commission

(Case C-517/19 P)

(2019/C 357/20)

Language of the case: French

Parties

Appellants: Maria Alvarez y Bejarano, Ana-Maria Enescu, Lucian Micu, Angelica Livia Salanta, Svetla Shulga, Soldimar Urena de Poznanski, Angela Vakalis, Luz Anamaria Chu, Marli Bertolete, Maria Castro Capcha, Hassan Orfe El, Evelyne Vandevoorde (represented by: S. Orlandi, T. Martin, lawyers)

Other parties to the proceedings: European Commission, Council of the European Union, European Parliament

Form of order sought

The appellants claim that the Court should:

set aside the judgment under appeal;

annul the decision no longer to allow the appellants, as of 2014, travelling time or reimbursement of annual travel expenses;

order the Commission to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The appellants claim that the judgment under appeal is vitiated by a number of errors of law.

Firstly, the General Court erred in law in paragraphs 67 and 75 of the judgment in limiting the extent of the judicial review it is required to carry out to ‘manifest’ cases.

Secondly, the General Court erred in law in paragraphs 70 to 73 of the judgment in finding that the appellants were not in a comparable situation to staff members who retained the benefit of travelling time and reimbursement of their annual travel expenses.

Thirdly, the General Court erred in law in finding, in paragraphs 69 and 80 to 86 of the judgment, that the regulations at issue do not infringe the principle of proportionality.