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Document 62019TJ0248

Judgment of the General Court (Sixth Chamber) of 12 February 2020.
Dominique Bilde v European Parliament.
Privileges and immunities — Member of the European Parliament — Decision to waive parliamentary immunity — Manifest error of assessment — Electa una via — Principle of ne bis in idem — Misuse of powers.
Case T-248/19.

ECLI identifier: ECLI:EU:T:2020:46

 Judgment of the General Court (Sixth Chamber) of 12 February 2020 –
Bilde v Parliament

(Case T‑248/19)

(Privileges and immunities — Member of the European Parliament — Decision to waive parliamentary immunity — Manifest error of assessment — Electa una via — Principle of ne bis in idem — Misuse of powers)

1. 

Privileges and immunities of the European Union — Members of the European Parliament — Immunity — Request for waiver of immunity — Discretion of the Parliament — Judicial review — Scope

(Protocol on the privileges and immunities of the European Union, Art. 9)

(see paras 19, 20)

2. 

Privileges and immunities of the European Union — Members of the European Parliament — Immunity — Request for waiver of immunity — Notice of a committee of the European Parliament concerning practice in the matter of the privileges and immunities of Members — Legal effects

(Protocol on the privileges and immunities of the European Union, Art. 9)

(see paras 23, 24)

3. 

European Parliament — Administrative procedure — Decision of the Parliament ordering the recovery of a sum wrongfully paid by way of parliamentary assistance — Infringement of the principle of electa una via — Infringement of the principle of ne bis in idem — No infringement of those principles

(Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament concerning implementing measures for the Statute of Members of the European Parliament, Art. 68)

(see paras 38, 39, 41-43)

Re:

Application based on Article 263 TFEU seeking annulment of decision P8_TA(2019)0137 of the Parliament of 12 March 2019 to withdraw the applicant’s parliamentary immunity.

Operative part

The Court:

1. 

Dismisses the action;

2. 

Orders Ms Dominique Bilde to bear her own costs and to pay those incurred by the European Parliament.

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