Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (1st Chamber) of 7 October 2013 – Thomé v Commission

(Case F-97/12) 1

(Civil service – Open competition – Competition notice EPSO/AD/177/10 – Decision not to recruit a successful candidate – Criteria for admissibility – University qualification)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Florence Thomé (Brussels, Belgium) (represented by: S. Orlandi, A. Coolen, J.-N. Louis, É. Marchal and D. Abreu Caldas, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: B. Eggers and G. Gattinara, Agents)


Application to annul the decision of the Commission’s appointing authority not to recruit the applicant after she had passed competition EPSO/AD/177/10-EPA and an application for damages and interest.

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Annuls the European Commission’s decisions of 11 November 2011 and 5 June 2012;

Orders the European Commission to pay Ms Thomé the sum of EUR 14 000;

Dismisses the application as to the remainder;

Orders the European Commission to bear its own costs and to pay the costs incurred by Ms Thomé.


1 OJ C 355, 17.11.2012, p. 39.