Judgment No. 278
THE COMPLAINTS AND THE APPLICATIONS TO INTERVENE ARE DISMISSED.
The Administrative Council "defined its position as follows: 'The provisions of the Staff Regulations and other texts relating to the staff should so far as possible match those applicable to European Communities staff.' It appears clearly from this statement, the precise purport of which is indicated by use of the term 'so far as possible', that the Administrative Council did not decide to ensure full conformity between [its Staff Regulations] and those of the European Communities, that it entered into no legal commitment in that regard and that it merely made a statement of intent which did not provide for any sanction."
statement of intent; law of european communities; rule of another organisation; coordinated organisations; enforcement; executive body; binding character; proposal
"Although the applications to intervene [...] all of which have been submitted by [...] staff members who have an interest in the quashing of the impugned decision, are receivable, they are, like the complaints themselves, unfounded."
intervention; receivability of the complaint; cause of action
"The complaints are seeking to have quashed decisions whereby the Administrative Council [...] refused to revise the application to them of the staff pension scheme [...]. Thus what are being impugned are individual decisions, even though they are based entirely on a decision of a general character affecting all staff members."
decision; general decision; individual decision; receivability of the complaint; competence of tribunal; adjustment; pension; pension adjustment system; application for quashing; executive body; refusal