April 23
2021
Anjum Shabbir
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25th February 2021
Employment & Immigration Institutional law Justice & Litigation

Appeal of former European Commissioner concerning General Court’s ruling on the termination of his position and OLAF investigation rejected by Court of Justice

The Court of Justice has rejected the appeal brought by a former European Commissioner, John Dalli v European Commission (C‑615/19 P), which had sought the setting aside of the General Court’s ruling in T-399/17. In that judgment, his action for compensation of alleged harm as a result of illegal conduct of OLAF and the Commission, connected with the termination of his role as Commissioner, was dismissed by the General Court.

In the appeal, Mr Dalli:

disputed the General Court’s finding that neither Article 1(3) of Regulation 1073/1999 nor Article 5 of the OLAF Instructions constitutes a rule conferring rights on individuals; alleged that the General Court distorted the facts, infringed the duty to state reasons and erred in
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