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Action brought on 23 April 2007 - Campos Valls v Council

(Case F-39/07)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Manuel Campos Valls (Brussels, Belgium) (represented by: S. Orlandi, J.-N. Louis, A. Coolen and E. Marchal, lawyers)

Defendant: Council of the European Union

Form of order sought

annul the decision of the Appointing Authority (AIPN) to reject the applicant's candidature for the post of head of the Spanish Language Unit of DG A, Directorate 3 - Translation and Document Production - Language Service and the decision appointing another candidate to that post;

order the defendant to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

In support of his application, the applicant relies on a single plea based on infringement of vacancy notice No 60/06, manifest error of assessment and infringement of Article 45 of the Staff Regulations, inasmuch as the candidate selected to fill the position does not have, unlike the applicant, the technical knowledge of translation required by the vacancy notice. In particular, the argument relied on by the Council that that knowledge had to be assessed in the light of the staff management functions which the head of unit has to carry out fails to have regard to the vacancy notice.