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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (Second Chamber) of 3 April 2008 -Bakema v Commission

(Case F-68/06) 1

(Staff case - Contract staff - Classification in grade - Function group IV - Diploma - Professional experience)

Language of the case: English


Applicant: Reint J. Bakema (Zuidlaren, Netherlands) (represented by: L. Rijpkema and A. Kootstra)

Defendant: Commission of the European Communities (represented by: J. Currall and M. Velardo, agents)


Annulment of the Commission's Decision refusing to reclassify the applicant from grade 14 to grade 16 in function group IV and to regard his 'kandidaatsdiploma' as attesting to completed university studies for the purposes of Article 82 of the CEOS and of Article 2 of the GPI concerning the procedures governing the engagement and employment of contract staff by the Commission

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Annuls the decision by which the Authority Authorised to Conclude Contracts of Engagement classified Mr Bakema in function group IV at grade 14, step 1, under the contract signed on 25 October 2005 recruiting him to the Commission of the European Communities as a member of the contract staff;

Dismisses the remainder of the application;

Orders each party to bear its own costs


1 - OJ C 212 of 02.09.2006, p. 48