ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECOND CHAMBER OF THE EUROPEAN UNION CIVIL SERVICE TRIBUNAL

2nd June 2008 (*)

(Joinder)

In Case F‑50/07,

Action under Articles 236 EC and 152 EA,

Valentina Hristova, residing in Pavlikeni (Bulgaria), represented by G. Kerelov, lawyer,

applicant,

v

Commission of the European Communities, represented by J. Currall and B. Eggers, acting as Agents,

defendant,

and in Case F‑53/07,

Action under Articles 236 EC and 152 EA,

Ivanka Iordanova, residing in Varna (Bulgaria), represented by G. Kerelov, lawyer,

applicant,

v

Commission of the European Communities, represented by J. Currall and B. Eggers, acting as Agents,

defendant,

THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECOND CHAMBER OF THE TRIBUNAL

makes the following

Order

1        Under Article 46(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the Tribunal, which entered into force on 1 November 2007, in the interests of the proper administration of justice, the President may, at any time, after hearing the parties, order that two or more cases shall, on account of the connection between them, be joined for the purposes of the written or oral procedure or of the final decision.

2        By letters of 2 May 2008, the Tribunal informed the parties that it was considering the joinder of the above cases for the purposes of the oral procedure and invited them to state their views on that joinder. In its observations the defendant raised no objections. The applicants did not lodge any observations.

3        As the above cases are connected because of their subject-matter, they should be joined for the purposes of the oral procedure.

On those grounds,

THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECOND CHAMBER OF THE TRIBUNAL

hereby orders:

1.      Cases F‑50/07 Hristova v Commission and F‑53/07 Iordanova v Commission are joined for the purposes of the oral procedure.

2.      Costs are reserved.

Luxembourg, 2nd June 2008.

W. Hakenberg

 

      S. Van Raepenbusch

Registrar

 

      President


* Language of the case: English.