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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (Second Chamber) of 21 November 2013 – Arguelles Arias v Council

(Case F-122/12) 1

(Civil Service – Contract staff – Contract for an indefinite period – Termination – Post held requiring security clearance – Clearance refused by the national security authority – Decision varied by the appeal body – Findings of the national security authority and the appeal body not binding on the AECE)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Bruno Arguelles Arias (Awans, Belgium) (represented by: J. Lecuyer, lawyer)

Defendant: Council of the European Union (represented by: M. Bauer and A. Bisch, acting as Agents)


Action for annulment of the decision of the Council dismissing the applicant and for compensation for the material and non-material damage suffered.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Dismisses the action;

Orders Mr Arguelles Arias to bear his own costs and to pay those incurred by the Council of the European Union.



1 OJ C 26, 26.1.2013, p. 72.