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Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (First Chamber) of 20 September 2011 -Van Soest v Commission

(Case F-117/10) 1

(Civil Service - Recruitment - Competition - Conditions for admission - Required qualification - Concept of a diploma attesting to a level of secondary education and giving access to post-secondary education - Decisions of the selection board for a competition - Nature of the review exercised by the appointing authority)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Barry Van Soest (Etterbeek, Belgium) (represented by: S. Pappas, lawyer)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: J. Currall and B. Eggers, Agents)


Application for annulment of the Commission's decision which terminated the recruitment procedure for the applicant, who had passed a competition and been included on the reserve list, because he did not hold a diploma of secondary education giving access to post-secondary education.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Dismisses the application;

Orders the European Commission to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by Mr Van Soest.


1 - OJ C 30, 29.01.11, p. 66.