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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (Second Chamber) of 14 April 2011 - Irmantas Šimonis v Commission

(Case F-113/07) 

(Staff case - Officials - Inter-institutional transfer - Lawyer-linguist - Substitution of grounds - Requirement of a minimum length of service)

Language of the case: Lithuanian


Applicant: Irmantas Šimonis (Luxembourg, Luxembourg) (represented by: V. Vilkas, lawyer)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: A. Steiblytė and K. Hermann, acting as Agents)

Intervener in support of the applicant: Republic of Lithuania (represented by: D. Kriaučiūnas and E. Matulionytė, acting as Agents)


Annulment of the Commission's decision whereby, during the selection procedure for filling a post forming the subject-matter of vacancy notice no COM/2007/142, it declined to request the transfer of the applicant to the Commission and removed him from the selection procedure.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Sets aside the decision whereby the European Commission removed Mr Šimonis from the selection procedure under vacancy notice COM/2007/142 by declining to request his transfer from the Court of Justice of the European Union;

Orders the European Commission to bear its own costs and pay those of the applicant;

Orders the Republic of Lithuania to bear its own costs..


1 - OJ C 79, 29.3.2008, p. 36.