Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 26 March 2019

European Commission v Italian Republic

Appeal — Rules on languages — Open competition for the recruitment of administrators — Notice of competition — Administrators (AD 5) — Administrators (AD 6) in the field of data protection — Knowledge of languages — Restriction of the choice of language 2 of the competitions to English, French and German — Language of communication with the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) — Regulation No 1 — Staff Regulations — Discrimination based on language — Justification — Interests of the service — Judicial review

Case C-621/16 P



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
17/05/2019 Commission v Italy
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2019:251
26/03/2019 Commission v Italy
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Abstract
ECLI:EU:C:2019:251
26/03/2019 Commission v Italy
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2018:611
25/07/2018 Commission v Italy
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Application (OJ)
27/01/2017 Commission v Italy
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Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 22 : paragraphs 28, 29
  • TFEU, Article 256 : paragraph 97
  • TFEU, Article 263 : paragraph 44
  • TFEU, Article 286 -L2 : paragraph 28
  • TFEU - Protocol No 3 -A58L1 : paragraph 97
  • TEU, Article 6 -P3 : paragraph 28
  • Regulation 1/58 : paragraphs 113, 115, 116, 118, 122
  • Regulation 1/58 -A01 : paragraphs 2, 28
  • Regulation 1/58 -A02 : paragraphs 3, 29, 121
  • Regulation 1/58 -A05 : paragraph 119
  • Regulation 1/58 -A06 : paragraphs 4, 28
  • Staff Regulations of the EC : paragraph 5
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A01QUINQUIES : paragraphs 7, 35, 63, 65, 68, 87, 90, 92, 94, 102, 103, 113
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A01QUINQUIESP1 : paragraphs 28, 29, 66, 123, 125
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A01QUINQUIESP6 : paragraphs 28, 29, 67, 89, 120, 123, 125
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A02 : paragraph 8
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A27 : paragraph 9
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A27L1 : paragraphs 10, 77, 79 - 83
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A27L2 : paragraph 28
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A28 : paragraphs 9, 11, 80
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A28LF : paragraphs 28, 35, 77, 82, 106
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A29 : paragraph 9
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A29P1 : paragraphs 12, 49
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A30 : paragraph 9
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A31 : paragraph 9
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A32 : paragraph 9
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A33 : paragraph 9
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A34 : paragraph 9
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A45P2 : paragraph 13
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -N3 : paragraph 50
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -N3A01 : paragraph 14
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -N3A01P1 : paragraph 49
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -N3A01P1LF : paragraph 28
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -N3A01P2 : paragraphs 28, 119
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -N3A01P3 : paragraph 28
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -N3A07 : paragraph 15
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -TIT1 : paragraph 6
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -TIT3 : paragraph 9
  • Decision 2002/620 : paragraph 16
  • Decision 2002/620 -A02P1 : paragraph 17
  • Decision 2002/620 -A04 : paragraph 18
  • Regulation 517/2013 : paragraph 2
  • Regulation 1023/2013 : paragraph 5
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -90/74 -N29 : paragraph 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -60/81 -N9 : paragraph 44
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -39/83 -N7 : paragraph 88
  • Court of Justice - Order C -117/91 -N13 : paragraph 44
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -361/01 -N94 : paragraph 124
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -12/03 -N39 : paragraph 104
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -123/03 -N44 : paragraph 44
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -131/03 -N55 : paragraph 45
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -16/07 -N76 : paragraph 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -386/10 -N54 : paragraph 104
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -463/10 -N36 : paragraph 44
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -566/10 : paragraphs 37, 63, 65, 66, 70, 75, 81, 85, 113, 117, 118, 120, 121
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -566/10 -N88 : paragraphs 90, 91
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -566/10 -N90 : paragraph 91
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -199/11 -N59 : paragraph 104
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -510/11 -N69 : paragraphs 57, 61
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -31/13 -N54 : paragraph 44
  • General Court - Judgment T -353/14 : paragraphs 1 - 127
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -43/15 -N50 : paragraph 97
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -599/15 -N47 : paragraph 44
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -16/16 -N31 : paragraph 44

Operative part

Opinion

  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 21 -P1 : point 6
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 22 : point 162
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 41 -P4 : points 7, 163
  • TFEU - Protocol No 3 -A64 : point 76
  • TFEU, Article 20 -P2LD : point 163
  • TFEU, Article 24 : point 163
  • TFEU, Article 24 -L4 : point 4
  • TFEU, Article 263 : points 62, 104, 133
  • TFEU, Article 263 -L2 : point 50
  • TFEU, Article 263 -L4 : points 53, 67
  • TFEU, Article 263 -L6 : point 54
  • TFEU, Article 268 : point 133
  • TFEU, Article 270 : points 131, 133
  • TFEU, Article 342 : points 5, 76
  • TEU, Article 3 -P3L4 : point 162
  • Regulation 1/58 : points 117 - 120, 125, 141, 145, 147 - 149
  • Regulation 1/58 -A01 : points 8, 116
  • Regulation 1/58 -A02 : points 8, 142, 150, 152, 163
  • Regulation 1/58 -A05 : points 8, 123
  • Regulation 1/58 -A06 : points 8, 85, 121, 140, 142
  • Staff Regulations of the EC : points 117 - 120, 125, 136, 137, 140, 141, 145 - 150, 152
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A01 : point 134
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A01BIS : point 128
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A01QUINQUIES : points 9, 78, 81, 82, 116
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A01QUINQUIESP1 : point 143
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A01QUINQUIESP6 : points 98, 140, 143, 164
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A02P2 : point 131
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A27 : points 10, 89, 91 - 93, 95, 96, 98, 130
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A27L1 : point 11
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A28 : points 10, 12, 94, 95, 130
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A28LF : points 89 - 91, 93, 98
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A29 : points 10, 130
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A30 : points 10, 13, 130
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A31 : points 10, 130
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A32 : points 10, 130
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A33 : points 10, 130
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A34 : points 10, 130
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A45P2 : point 98
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A73P2LA : point 132
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A90 : points 132, 133
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A90P2 : point 131
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A90QUATER : point 131
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A91 : points 131 - 133
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -A91BIS : point 131
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -N3A01 : point 130
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -N3A01P1 : points 14, 43, 51
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -N3A01P2 : point 123
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -N3A02 : points 130, 139
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -N3A03 : point 130
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -N3A04 : point 139
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -N3A05 : point 130
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -N3A07P1 : points 15, 69, 71 - 75
  • Staff Regulations of the EC -N3A07P2 : point 15
  • Decision 2002/620 -A02P1 : point 16
  • Decision 2002/620 -A04 : points 17, 131
  • Secondary Legislation - Internal Act of the Institutions - 32009Q1211(01) -A14 : point 142
  • Regulation 1192/2016 : point 133
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -354/89 -N14 : point 111
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -301/97 -N74 : point 111
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -328/99 -N39 : point 111
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -444/00 -N57 : point 144
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -361/01 -N82 : point 162
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -189/02 -N177 : point 113
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -40/03 -N45 : point 111
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -40/03 -N46 : point 111
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -40/03 -N47 : point 111
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -40/03 -N48 : point 111
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -40/03 -N49 : point 111
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -12/03 -N39 : point 111
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -161/06 -N37 : point 162
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -161/06 -N38 : point 162
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -410/09 -N34 : point 162
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -355/10 -N37 : point 67
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -386/10 -N54 : point 111
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -386/10 -N67 : point 104
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -393/10 -N66 : point 164
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -566/10 : points 3, 24, 41, 78
  • Civil Service Tribunal - Judgment F -104/10 -N51 : point 132
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -146/11 -N33 : point 162
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -199/11 -N63 : point 104
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -226/11 -N28 : point 65
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -295/12 -N53 : point 104
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -295/12 -N54 : point 111
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -295/12 -N56 : point 109
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -147/13 -N42 : point 162
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/13 -N44 : point 144
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -605/13 -N41 : point 111
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -605/13 -N45 : point 111
  • General Court - Judgment T -124/13 : point 153
  • General Court - Judgment T -275/13 : point 153
  • General Court - Judgment T -295/13 : point 153
  • General Court - Judgment T -510/13 : point 153
  • General Court - Judgment T -510/13 -N102 : point 97
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -48/14 -N49 : point 144
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -417/14 -N30 : point 133
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -417/14 -N33 : point 132
  • General Court - Judgment T -353/14 : points 2, 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -643/15 -N200 : point 142
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -643/15 -N201 : point 142
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -643/15 -N202 : point 142
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -643/15 -N203 : point 142
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -643/15 -N204 : point 142
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -16/16 -N31 : point 62
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -16/16 -N32 : point 62
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -418/16 -N65 : point 113


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 25/11/2016

Date of the Opinion

  • 25/07/2018

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

26/03/2019


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 187 from 03.06.2019, p.4

Application: OJ C 46 from 13.02.2017, p.16

Name of the parties

Commission v Italy

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Jeught, S.: Taalvereisten bij de selectie van personeel voor de EU-administratie: de beperking van de keuze van de tweede taal tot Engels, Frans en Duits is juridish niet te rechtvaardigen, S.E.W. : Tijdschrift voor Europees en economisch recht 2019 p.567-570 (NL)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Information not available

Subject-matter

  • Provisions governing the institutions

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment
  • Appeals : dismissal on substantive grounds

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Rosas

Advocate General

Bobek

Language(s) of the Case

  • Italian

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • English