Language of document : ECLI:EU:C:2015:92

Judgment of the General Court of 22 March 2018 — HJ v EMA

(Case T-579/16) 1

(Civil service — Temporary staff– Refusal to renew a fixed-term contract — First paragraph of Article 8 of the CEOS — Reclassification of a fixed-term contract as an indefinite contract — Manifest error of assessment — Duty to have regard for the welfare of staff — Duty to state reasons — Right to be heard — Appraisal report — Duty to state reasons — Manifest error of assessment)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: HJ (represented by: L. Levi and A. Blot, lawyers)

Defendant: European Medicines Agency (EMA) (represented by: F. Cooney and N. Rampal Olmedo, Agents, and A. Duron and D. Waelbroeck, lawyers)


Application based on Article 270 TFEU and seeking, first, annulment of the applicants appraisal report relating to the period from 16 February 2014 to 31 December 2014, of the EMA’s decision dated 1 April 2015 not to renew the applicant’s contract as a member of the temporary staff and of the two decisions dated 26 October 2015 rejecting the complaints brought by the applicant against those measures and, secondly, an application for compensation in respect of the harm allegedly suffered by the applicant.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

Dismisses the action;

Orders HJ to pay the costs.


1     OJ C 145, 25.4.2016 (case initially registered before the European Union Civil Service Tribunal under number F-8/16 and transferred to the General Court of the European Union on 1.9.2016).