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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (Second Chamber) of 13 December 2012 – AX v ECB

(Joined Cases F-7/11 and F 60/11) 1

(Civil service – ECB Staff – Disciplinary proceedings – Suspension of a staff member without reduction of his basic salary – Withdrawal of a decision – Rights of the defence – Access to the file – Statement of reasons – Reasons for a decision – Allegation of breach of professional duties – Serious misconduct)

Language of the case: English


Applicant: AX (represented by: L. Levi and M. Vandenbussche, lawyers)

Defendant: European Central Bank (ECB) (represented by: in Case F-7/11 by P. Embley and E. Carlini, Agents, assisted by B. Wägenbaur, lawyer and in Case F-60/11, by P. Embley and M. López Torres, Agents, assisted by B. Wägenbaur, lawyer)


Civil service – Application for annulment of the defendant’s decision suspending the applicant with effect from 5 August 2010 and compensation for non-material damage suffered.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Dismisses the actions in Cases F-7/11 and F-60/11;

Declares that AX must bear his own costs and orders him to pay the costs incurred by the European Central Bank.



1 OJ C 152, 21.5.2011, p. 33 and OJ C 211, 16.7.2011, p. 35.