Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (First Chamber) of 12 December 2013 – Simpson v Council

(Case F-142/11) 1

(Civil service – Promotion – Decision not to promote the applicant to grade AD 9 after he passed a competition for grade AD 9 – Equal treatment)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant: Erik Simpson (Brussels, Belgium) (represented by: M. Velardo, lawyer)

Defendant: Council of the European Union (represented by: M. Bauer and A.F. Jensen, Agents)

Re:

Application for the annulment of the decision not to promote the applicant to grade AD9 after he passed competition EPSO/AD/113/07 ‘Heads of unit (AD9) in the field of translation having Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Polish, Slovak and Slovene as their main language’, and an application for damages

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Annuls the decision of the Council of the European Union of 9 December 2010;

Dismisses the action as to the remainder;

Declares that the Council of the European Union is to bear its own costs and orders it to pay the costs incurred by Mr Simpson.

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1 OJ C 65, 3.3. 2013, p. 26.