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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (Second Chamber) of 19 June 2013 – Goetz v Committee of the Regions

(Case F-89/11) 1

(Civil Service – Officials – Non-contractual liability – Action for damages – Admissibility – Point from which period to institute proceedings starts to run – OLAF investigation – Administrative investigation – Disciplinary proceedings before the Disciplinary Board – Obligation for the administration to act diligently – Length of disciplinary proceedings – Liability arising from the opening of disciplinary proceedings terminated without a sanction being imposed)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Charles Dieter Goetz (Linkebeek, Belgium) (represented by: N. Lhoëst and A.-A. Minet, lawyers)

Defendant: Committee of the Regions (represented by: M.J.C. Cañoto Argüelles, Agent, and by B. Cambier, lawyer)


Application for annulment of the decision of the Committee of the Regions which rejected the applicant’s request, under Article 90(1) of the Staff Regulations, seeking damages for the non-material and material damage allegedly suffered in connection with administrative and disciplinary proceedings.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Dismisses the action.

Orders Mr Goetz to bear his own costs and to pay the costs of the Committee of the Regions of the European Union.


1 OJ C 347, 26.11.2011, p. 45.