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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (First Chamber) of 19 May 2015 –Brune v Commission

(Case F-59/14) 1

(Civil Service — Open competition EPSO/AD/26/05 — Non-inclusion on the reserve list — Annulment by the General Court — Article 266 TFEU — Organisation of another oral test — Refusal by the candidate to participate –New decision not to include the candidate on the reserve list — Action for annulment — Dismissal — Judgment of the General Court upheld on appeal — Later application for compensation — Observance of reasonable time-limit)

Language of the case: German


Applicant: Markus Brune (Bonn, Germany) (represented by: H. Mannes, lawyer)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: J. Currall and G. Gattinara, acting as Agents, B. Wägenbaur, lawyer)


Claim for damages to compensate the alleged loss of an opportunity to be recruited to a position in the EU, based on the judgment in Case F-5/08.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Orders the European Commission to pay Mr Brune, on account of the non-pecuniary loss incurred between 6 March 2007 and 4 February 2011, the sum of EUR 4000, plus default interest from 17 April 2013 at a rate applied by the European Central Bank for main refinancing operations over the period concerned and increased by two points;

Dismisses the action as to the remainder;

Orders the European Commission to bear its own costs and 50% of the costs incurred by Mr Brune;

Orders Mr Brune to bear 50% of his own costs.



1 OJ C 431, 1.12.2014, p. 48.