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CJEU Joined Cases C-119/19 P and C-126/19 P / Judgment

European Commission and Council of the European Union v Francisco Carreras Sequeros and Others

Policy area:
Employment and social policy
Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
Court (Grand Chamber)
Decision date:
08/09/2020
ECLI:
ECLI:EU:C:2020:676

Key facts of the case:

Appeal – Civil service – Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union – Reform of 1 January 2014 – Article 6 of Annex X – Officials and members of the contract staff serving in a third country – New provisions on the granting of days of paid annual leave – Objection of illegality – Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union – Article 31(2) – Directive 2003/88/EC – Fundamental right to paid annual leave.

Outcome of the case:

On those grounds, the Court (Grand Chamber) hereby:

  1. Sets aside the judgment of the General Court of the European Union of 4 December 2018, Carreras Sequeros and Others v Commission (T‑518/16, EU:T:2018:873);
  2. Dismisses the action brought by Mr Francisco Carreras Sequeros, Ms Mariola de las Heras Ojeda, Mr Olivier Maes, Mr Gabrio Marinozzi, Mr Giacomo Miserocchi and Mr Marc Thieme Groen in Case T‑518/16;
  3. Orders Mr Francisco Carreras Sequeros, Ms Mariola de las Heras Ojeda, Mr Olivier Maes, Mr Gabrio Marinozzi, Mr Giacomo Miserocchi and Mr Marc Thieme Groen to bear their own costs and to pay those incurred by the Council of the European Union in the context of the present appeals and of the proceedings before the General Court of the European Union, as well as those incurred by the European Commission in the context of the latter proceedings;
  4. Orders the Commission to bear its own costs incurred in the context of the present appeals;
  5. Orders the European Parliament to bear its own costs.