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C 124/28 EN Official Journal of the European Union 24.5.

2003

Action brought on 20 March 2003 by Regione Marche undertakings in the region, there is nothing in the relevant
against Commission of the European Communities provisions to indicate the existence of an obligation incumbent
on the Marche Regional authority requiring Marche Capital to
expend all the resources granted to it before the IPM Marche
(Case T-107/03) expired.

(2003/C 124/48) The applicant also maintains that the contested decision
infringes the principles of legal certainty and sound adminis-
tration. By approving the agreement concluded between
(Language of the case: Italian)
Società Marche Capital and the Marche Region, the Com-
mission gave rise to a legitimate expectation on the part of the
Marche Region that it could make use of the whole of the
contribution granted to it, provided the methods of financing
were in conformity with the agreement itself, which was in
An action against the Commission of the European Communi-
fact the case. According to the applicant, the Commission also
ties was brought before the Court of First Instance of the
infringed the principle of sound administration in that, first, it
European Communities on 20 March 2003 by Regione
adopted the decision definitively bringing to an end the IPM
Marche, represented by Aurelio Pappalardo and Massimo
Marche nearly 8 years after it had expired and, secondly, it was
Merola, lawyers.
largely inactive throughout that period.

The applicant claims that the Court should: Finally, the aplicant takes the view that the Commission
infringed Article 253 EC.
— annul the decision of the Commission adopted by letter
of 18 December 2002 and every other measure connected
with it and consequent upon it; (1 ) Bollettino Ufficiale (official journal) for the Regione Marche
(supplement No 10 of 28 July 1988).
(2 ) OJ 1985 L 197, p. 1.
— order the Commission to pay the costs incurred by
Regione Marche for the purpose of the proceedings,
including legal fees.

Pleas in law and main arguments

Action brought on 27 March 2003 by T against Com-


The present application seeks the annulment of the decision mission of the European Communities
of 18 December 2002 by which the European Commission
announced that it was definitively concluding the Integrated
Mediterranean Programme (IMP) for the Marche Region ( 1), (Case T-111/03)
approved by way of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2088/85 (2)
of 23 July 1985 concerning the integrated Mediterranean
(2003/C 124/49)
programmes on the basis of information provided by the
applicant by memorandum of 6 September 2002.
(Language of the case: French)

According to the contested decision, investments in the


beneficiary undertakings did not adhere to the prescribed
timetable so far as concerns phase 3 of the programme in
question. An action against the Commission of the European Communi-
ties was brought before the Court of First Instance of the
European Communities on 27 March 2003 by T, residing in
Brussels, represented by Georges Vandersanden, lawyer.
The applicant argues that there is no legal basis for the
contested measure inasmuch as the Commission bases its own
decision on the failure of the Marche Region to observe
obligations which were not imposed by the applicable legis- The applicant claims that the Court should:
lation. Irrespective of the fact that the Commission accused
the applicant of not using fully, by the end of the IPM, the — annul the decision of the appointing authority of
contribution granted to Società Marche Capital, a body set up 14 August 2002 not to promote the applicant in the
to promote the development of small and medium-sized 2002 promotions procedure to Grade A 4,
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— order the Commission of the European Communities to Removal from the register of Case T-77/00 ( 1)
pay damages to make good the material and non-material
damage suffered as a result of the decision of 14 August (2003/C 124/50)
2002 and of the conduct preceding and following
that decision, such damages having been assessed at (Language of the case: English)
EUR 25 000;
By order of 7 March 2003 the President of the Fifth Chamber
— order the defendant to pay the costs. of the Court of First Instance of the European Communities
ordered the removal from the register of Case T-77/00:
Esat Telecommunications v Commission of the European
Communities.

Pleas in law and main arguments (1 ) OJ C 149 of 27.05.2000.

The applicant is challenging the refusal of the appointing


authority to promote him to Grade A 4 in 2002.
Removal from the register of Case T-208/02 (1)

(2003/C 124/51)
In support of his claims, the applicant alleges:
(Language of the case: Dutch)
— breach of the duty to provide reasons;
By order of 13 March 2003 the President of the Fourth
— infringement of Article 45 of the Staff Regulations Chamber of the Court of First Instance of the European
inasmuch as his staff report was better than that of Communities ordered the removal from the register of Case
another person in his department who was promoted; T-208/02: Lene Beier v Europol.

— breach of the duty to have regard for the welfare of (1 ) OJ C 202 of 24.08.2002.
officials and of the principle of sound administration;

— the existence in the present case of a manifest error of


assessment, abuse of process and/or misuse of powers, as Removal from the register of Case T-245/02 (1)
well as breach of the principle of equal treatment and
infringement of Article 26 of the Staff Regulations. In (2003/C 124/52)
that regard, the applicant is of the view that, contrary to
the principle of equal treatment, he was ranked behind (Language of the case: Dutch)
an official whose staff report had not been as good as his
over several years. The explanation provided by his
immediate superior amounts to misuse of powers and/or By order of 12 March 2003 the President of the Fourth
abuse o process, as well as an infringement of Article 26 Chamber of the Court of First Instance of the European
of the Staff Regulations. Communities ordered the removal from the register of
Case T-245/02: Antonia de Jong v Europol.

(1 ) OJ C 261 of 26.10.2002.