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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (2nd Chamber) of 21 March 2013 – Taghani v Commission

(Case F-93/11) 1

(Civil service – Open competition – Selection board’s decision not to admit to the assessment tests – Remedies – Court action brought without waiting for a decision on the administrative complaint – Admissibility – Amendment of the competition notice after admission tests held – Principle of the protection of legitimate expectations – Legal certainty)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Jamal Taghani (Brussels, Belgium) (represented by: S. Rodrigues and A. Blot, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: J. Currall and B. Eggers, Agents)


Application for annulment of the decision adopted by the chairman of the selection board for Competition EPSO/AST/111/10 – Secretaries (AST 1) not to admit the applicant to the assessment tests.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Annuls the decision of the selection board for open competition EPSO/AST/111/10, of 15 June 2011, not to admit Mr Taghani to the assessment tests;

Orders the European Commission to pay EUR 1 000 to Mr Taghani;

Dismisses the action as to the remainder;

Orders each party to bear its own costs.



1 OJ C 347, 26.11.2011, p. 46.