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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (Second Chamber) of 23 October 2012 – Eklund v Commission

(Case F-57/11) 1

(Civil service – Recruitment – Open competition – Inclusion on the reserve list – Offer of employment made to a person on a reserve list – Conditions of admission – Professional experience acquired after graduation – Respective powers of the selection board and the Appointing Authority – Acceptance of the offer of employment – Withdrawal of the offer of employment)

Language of the case: Italian


Applicant: Gustav Eklund (Taino, Italy) (represented by: B. Cortese and C. Cortese, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: B. Eggers. A. Aresu and P. Pecho, acting as Agents, then B. Eggers and G. Gattinara, acting as Agents and A. Dal Ferro, lawyer)


Civil service – Application for annulment of the Commission’s decision not to give effect to the applicant’s acceptance of the post of probationary official (assistant) with the Joint Research Centre as technical assistant and to withdraw that offer, and also a claim for compensation for material and non-material damage.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Dismisses the action;

Orders Mr Eklund to bear his own costs and to pay those incurred by the European Commission.



1 OJ C 211, 16.7.2011, p. 33.