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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (1st Chamber) of 11 May 2010 - Nanopoulos v Commission

(Case F-30/08) 1

(Staff cases - Officials - Jurisdiction of the Civil Service Tribunal - Admissibility - Act adversely affecting an official - Non-contractual liability - Leaks in the press - Principle of the presumption of innocence - Non-material damage - Decision to institute disciplinary proceedings - Manifest error of assessment - Duty to provide assistance - Article 24 of the Staff Regulations)

Language of the case: Greek


Applicant: Fotios Nanopoulos (Itzig, Luxembourg) (represented by: V. Christianos, D. Gouloussis and V. Vlassi, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: J. Currall and K. Herrmann initially, then by J. Currall and K. Herrmann, Agents, and by E. Bourtzalas and I. Antypas, lawyers)


Application for an order that the Commission pay the applicant a sum by way of compensation for the damage suffered on account of the infringement of his fundamental rights undermining his honour and his reputation.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Orders the European Commission to pay Mr Nanopoulos EUR 90 000;

Dismisses the remainder of the action;

Orders the European Commission to pay all the costs.


1 - OJ C 171, 05.07.2008, p. 50.