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Judgment of the General Court of 2 April 2019 — Fleig v EEAS

(Case T-492/17) 1

(Civil Service — Contract staff — Contract of indefinite duration — Article 47(c)(i) of the CEOS — Termination with notice — Grounds for termination — Breakdown in the relationship of trust — Interests of the service — Manifest error of assessment — Duty to have regard to the welfare of staff — Principle of sound administration — Articles 30 and 41 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights — Procedural issue — Publication on the Internet of documents included in the file relating to the proceedings before the General Court — Article 17 of the Staff Regulations)

Language of the case: German


Applicant: Stephan Fleig (Berlin, Germany) (represented by: H. Tettenborn, lawyer)

Defendant: European External Action Service (represented by: S. Marquardt, acting as Agent)


Application pursuant to Article 270 TFEU seeking, first, annulment of the decision of 19 September 2016 by which the director of the ‘Human Resources’ Directorate of the EEAS, acting in his capacity as the authority authorised to conclude contracts of employment, terminated the applicant’s employment contract with effect from 19 June 2017 and, secondly, compensation for the damage which the applicant claims to have suffered following that decision.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

Dismisses the action;

Orders Mr Stephan Fleig to pay the costs.


1 OJ C 318, 25.9.2017.