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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (Second Chamber) of 12 March 2009 - Arpaillange and Others v Commission

(Case F-104/06) 1

(Staff cases - Contract staff - Recruitment - Classification - Former individual experts - Diplomas - Professional experience - Plea of illegality)

Language of the case: French


Applicants: Joséphine Arpaillange and Others (Santiago, Chile) (represented by: S. Rodrigues and C. Bernard-Glanz, lawyers)

Defendant: Commission of the European Communities (represented by: J. Currall and G. Berscheid, Agents)

Intervener in support of the defendant: Council of the European Union (represented by I. Sulce and B. Driessen, Agents)


First, annulment of the decisions of the authority authorised to conclude contracts stipulating the applicants' conditions of employment, as set out in their contracts as contract staff, on the ground that the number of years of professional experience recognised in their cases by the authority authorised to conclude contracts is less than the number of years' professional experience actually acquired by the applicants and, second, an action for damages.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

dismisses the action;

orders each party to bear its own costs.


1 - OJ C 261 of 20.10.2006, p. 35.