Action brought on 15 May 2012 – ZZ v European Commission

(Case F-54/12)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: ZZ (represented by: M. Condinanzi, D. Bono and C.A. Chiorino, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission

Subject-matter and description of the proceedings

Annulment of the decision of the selection board of competition EPSO/AST/117/11 not to admit the applicant to the second stage of that competition on the ground that he did not meet the admission requirements laid down in the competition notice.

Form of order sought

Annul the decision taken by the EPSO selection board refusing the applicant admission to the second stage of open competition EPSO/AST/117/11 – Assistants in the secretarial field (AST 1) on the ground of the alleged failure to meet the admission requirements laid down in section III of Notice of open competition EPSO/AST/117/11 and, in particular, because he does not have a level of post-secondary education in the secretarial field attested by a diploma or, alternatively, a level of secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education followed by professional experience in the secretarial field of at least three years, the tasks in which are directly linked to the secretarial function as described in Title 1 of the competition notice;

Annul all other subsequent acts and, if necessary, all other measures which the selection board will adopt in connection with the exclusion of the applicant from the competition in question;

In the alternative, in the event that it may not be possible for the applicant to take part in the second stage of the competition, order the defendant to pay the applicant the provisional sum ex aequo et bono of EUR 10 000 as compensation for material and non-material loss and in respect of harm to his career, together with late-payment interest at the legal rate with effect from the lodging of the action.

Order the Commission to pay the costs.