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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (Third Chamber) of 2 June 2014 — Da Cunha Almeida v Commission

(Case F-5/13) 1

(Civil service — Open competition — Non-inclusion on the reserve list — Verbal reasoning test — Plea of illegality of the competition notice — Choice of the second language from three languages — Principle of non-discrimination)

Language of the case: English


Applicant: Paulo Jorge Da Cunha Almeida (Brussels, Belgium) (represented by: J. Grayston, solicitor, G. Pandey and M. Gambardella, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: J. Currall and B. Eggers, Agents)


Application to annul the decision not to include the applicant in the reserve list for competition EPSO/AD/205/10.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Annuls the decision of the selection board of Competition EPSO/AD/205/10 of 9 March 2012, transmitted by the European Personnel Selection Office, refusing the request of Mr Da Cunha Almeida for review, following his exclusion from the reserve list of the competition by a decision of 23 December 2011.

Dismisses the action as to the remainder.

Declares that the European Commission is to bear its own costs and orders it to pay the costs incurred by Mr Da Cunha Almeida.



1 OJ C 123, 27.4.2013, p. 29.