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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (First Chamber) of 8 February 2012 – Bouillez and Others v Council

(Case F-11/11) 1

(Civil service – Officials – Promotion – 2010 promotion exercise – Refusal of promotion – Consideration of comparative merits of officials in the AST function group following their career stream – Obligation on an institution not to apply a provision giving effect to the Staff Regulations which is tainted by illegality)

Language of the case: French


Applicants: Bouillez and Others (Overijse, Belgium) (represented by: S. Orlandi, A. Coolen, J.-N. Louis and É. Marchal, lawyers)

Defendant: Council of the European Union (represented by: M. Bauer and J. Herrmann, agents)


Application for annulment of the decision of the appointing authority not to promote the applicants to a higher grade in the 2010 promotion exercise.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Dismisses the action;

Orders the Council of the European Union to bear its own costs and to pay the applicants’ costs.


1 OJ 2011 C 139, p. 30.