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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (2nd Chamber) of 9 September 2015 — De Loecker v EEAS

(Case F-28/14) 1

(Civil service — EEAS staff — Member of the temporary staff — Head of delegation in a third country — Breakdown in the relationship of trust — Transfer to the EEAS seat — Early termination of the employment contract — Period of notice — Reasons given for the decision — Article 26 of the Staff Regulations — Rights of the defence — Right to be heard)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Stéphane De Loecker (Brussels, Belgium) (represented by: initially, J.-N. Louis and D. Abreu de Caldas, lawyers, and subsequently J.-N. Louis and N. de Montigny, lawyers)

Defendant: European External Action Service (represented by: S. Marquardt and M. Silva, Agents)


Application for annulment of the decisions of the High Representative of the European Union to terminate the applicant’s contract as a member of the temporary staff, to refuse to hear him in respect of alleged psychological harassment, to reject his request for the appointment of an external investigator and to have his complaint registered as a request.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Dismisses the action;

Declares that Mr De Loecker shall bear his own costs and orders him to pay all the costs incurred by the European External Action Service.


1 OJ C 184, 16.6.2014, p. 44.