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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (First Chamber) of 18 May 2015 — Pohjanmäki v Council

(Case F-44/14) 1

(Civil service — Officials — Promotion — Consideration of comparative merits — Respective roles of the Appointing Authority and of the JCC — Absence of staff reports — Failure by members of the JCC to consult staff reports — Compatibility of the functions of the rapporteur with the JCC and of the former assessor — Manifest error of assessment — Seniority in grade — Level of responsibilities exercised — Duty of care)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Jaana Pohjanmäki (Brussels, Belgium) (represented by: M. Velardo, lawyer)

Defendant: Council of the European Union (represented by: M. Bauer, E. Rebasti and M. Veiga, acting as Agents)


The application, first, to annul the Council’s decision not to promote the applicant to grade AD 13 and, second, to award damages for the non-material harm allegedly suffered.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Dismisses the action;

Declares that Ms Pohjanmäki is to bear half of her own costs;

Declares that the Council of the European Union is to bear its own costs and to pay half of the costs incurred by Ms Pohjanmäki.



1 OJ C 212, 7/7/2014, p. 46.