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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (Second Chamber) of 10 November 2011 – Mohamed Merhzaoui v Council of the European Union

(Case F-18/09) 1

(Civil service – Officials – Promotion – Classification in grade – Local staff appointed as officials – Article 10 of Annex XIII to the Staff Regulations – Article 3 of the annex to the CEOS – Promotion exercise for 2008 – Consideration of comparative merits of officials attached to the career stream AST – Procedure based on staff reports 2005/2006 – Criterion of the level of responsibilities exercised)

Language of the case:French


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

Defendant: Council of the European Union (represented by: M. Bauer and G. Kimberley, agents)


First, annulment of the decision to assign the applicant to the career stream AST 1-7. Secondly, annulment of the decision not to promote him to grade AST 2 in the 2008 promotion procedure and of the decisions to promote less deserving officials to that grade.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Dismisses the application;

Orders Mohamed Merhzaoui to bear his own costs and those incurred by the Council of the European Union.


1 OJ C 113, 16.5.2009, p. 46.