Article 20 - Equality before the law
Key facts of the case:
Appeal – Civil service – Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union – Reform of the Staff Regulations – Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1023/2013 – New provisions on the reimbursement of annual travel expenses and the grant of travelling time – Link with expatriate or foreign resident status – Plea of illegality – Principles of equal treatment and proportionality – Intensity of judicial review.
Outcome of the case:
On those grounds, the Court (Third Chamber) hereby:
51) One of those requirements is the principle of equal treatment, enshrined in Article 20 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (see, to that effect, judgments of 22 December 2008, Centeno Mediavilla and Others v Commission, C‑443/07 P, EU:C:2008:767, paragraph 78, and of 4 March 2010, Angé Serrano and Others v Parliament, C‑496/08 P, EU:C:2010:116, paragraph 100).