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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (First Chamber) of 13 September 2011 -Behnke v Commission

(Case F-68/10) 1

(Civil Service - Officials - 2009 appraisal and promotion exercise - Statement of reasons of the opinion of the Joint Appraisal and Promotion Committee - Manifest error of assessment)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Thorsten Behnke (Brussels, Belgium) (represented by: S. Orlandi, A. Coolen, J.-N. Louis and É. Marchal, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: G. Bersheid and C. Berardis-Kayser, Agents)


Application for annulment of the decision to classify the applicant in performance group II and to award him 5 promotion points in his career development report for the period from 1 January to 31 December 2008.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Dismisses the application;

Orders the European Commission to pay, in addition to its own costs, one quarter of the costs incurred by Mr Behnke;

Orders Mr Behnke to pay three quarters of his own costs.


1 - OJ C 288, 23.10.10, p. 74.