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CJEU - C 220/13 P / Judgment

Kalliopi Nikolaou v Court of Auditors of the European Union

Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
COURT (First Chamber)
Decision date:
Key facts of the case:
(Appeal — Non-contractual liability — Omissions on the part of the Court of Auditors — Claim for compensation for harm caused — Principle of the presumption of innocence — Principle of sincere cooperation — Powers — Conduct of preliminary investigations)
Results (sanctions) and key consequences of the case:
99. In accordance with Article 184(2) of the Rules of Procedure of the Court of Justice, where an appeal is unfounded, the Court is to make a decision as to costs. Under Article 138(1) of those Rules, which applies to the procedure on appeal by virtue of Article 184(1) of those Rules, the unsuccessful party is to be ordered to pay the costs if they have been applied for in the successful party’s pleadings. Since the Commission has applied for costs and Ms Nikolaou has been unsuccessful, the latter must be ordered to pay the costs.
On those grounds, the Court (First Chamber) hereby:
  1. Dismisses the appeal;
  2. Orders Ms Kalliopi Nikolaou to pay the costs.