Official Journal of the European Union
Judgment of the General Court of 6 April 2022 — Planistat Europe and Charlot v Commission
(Case T-735/20) (1)
(Non-contractual liability - ‘Eurostat’ case - External investigation by OLAF - Forwarding to the national judicial authorities of information concerning matters liable to result in criminal proceedings before the conclusion of the investigation - Filing of a complaint by the Commission before the conclusion of the investigation - National criminal proceedings - Ruling that there is no need to adjudicate which has become final - No sufficiently serious breach of a rule of law conferring rights on individuals)
Language of the case: French
Applicants: Planistat Europe (Paris, France), Hervé-Patrick Charlot (Paris) (represented by: F. Martin Laprade, lawyer)
Defendant: European Commission (represented by: J. Baquero Cruz and F. Blanc, acting as Agents)
By their action based on Article 268 TFEU, the applicants seek compensation, first, for the non-material damage that Mr Charlot allegedly suffered as a result of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) having forwarded to the national authorities information relating to matters liable to be characterised as criminal, as well as of the complaint filed by the Commission with those authorities, and, secondly, for the material damage that they allegedly suffered as a result of the termination of contracts concluded between Planistat and the Commission.
Operative part of the judgment
Dismisses the action;
Orders Planistat Europe and Mr Hervé-Patrick Charlot to pay the costs.
(1) OJ C 53, 15.2.2021.