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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (First Chamber) of 5 December 2012 – BA v Commission

(Case F-29/11) 1

(Civil service – Open competition – Competition notice EPSO/AD/147/09 – Creation of a reserve list for the recruitment of administrators having Romanian citizenship – In-depth knowledge of the official language of Romania – Hungarian language minority in Romania – Not admitted to the oral test – Principles of equal treatment and non-discrimination – Scope)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: BA (Wezembeek-Oppem, Belgium) (represented: initially by S. Orlandi, A. Coolen, J.-N. Louis and É. Marchal, lawyers and subsequently by S. Orlandi, A. Coolen, J.-N. Louis, É. Marchal and D. Abreu Caldas, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented: initially by B. Eggers and P. Pecho, acting as Agents, and subsequently by B. Eggers, acting as Agent)


Civil service – Action for annulment of the selection board’s decision in competition EPSO/AD/147/09-RO not to admit the applicant to the oral test in that competition.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Dismisses the action;

Orders BA to bear her own costs and to pay the costs incurred by the European Commission.



1 OJ C 173, 11.6.2011, p. 16.