Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (First Chamber) of 20 November 2012 – Ghiba v Commission

(Case F-10/11) 1

(Civil service – Internal competition – Non-admission to participate in a competition – Eligibility conditions – Concept of services attached to the Commission)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Dorina Maria Ghiba (Brussels, Belgium) (represented by: C. Mourato, lawyer)

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

Intervener in support of the defendant: Council of the European Union (represented by: M. Bauer and J. Herrmann, acting as Agents)


Civil service – Annulment of the decision of the selection board for competition COM/INT/EU2/AST3 to reject the applicant’s candidature on the ground that it did not meet the eligibility requirements stipulated in the notice of competition.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Dismisses the action;

Orders Mrs Ghiba to bear her own costs and to pay the costs incurred by the European Commission;

Orders the Council of the European Union to bear its own costs.



1 OJ C 95, 26.3.2011, p. 14.