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Decision of the European Ombudsman on complaint 208/2003/GG against the European Commission

Strasbourg, 19 June 2003

Dear Mr T.

On 17 January 2003, you made a complaint to the European Ombudsman concerning the European Commission’s decision of 17 July 2002 in relation to your installation allowance.

On 10 February 2003, I forwarded the complaint to the President of the Commission. The Commission sent its opinion on 25 April 2003. I forwarded it to you on 29 April 2003 with an invitation to make observations, which you sent on 27 May 2003.

On 12 June 2003, you informed my services that you had submitted your case to the Court of First Instance (Case T-195/03).

Article 1 (3) of the Statute of the European Ombudsman provides:

"The Ombudsman may not intervene in cases before courts or question the soundness of a court’s ruling."

Article 2 (7) of the Statute of the European Ombudsman stipulates:

"When the Ombudsman, because of legal proceedings in progress or concluded concerning the facts which have been put forward, has to declare a complaint inadmissible or terminate consideration of it, the outcome of any enquiries he has carried out up to that point shall be filed without further action."

As there is a case pending before the Court of First Instance which concerns the facts which have been put forward by you, I have decided to terminate consideration of your complaint and to file the outcome of the inquiries carried out so far without further action.

The President of the European Commission will also be informed of this decision.

Yours sincerely,