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CJEU Case C-131/19 P / Judgment

European Commission v CX

Policy area:
Employment and social policy
Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
Court (Eighth Chamber)
Type:
Decision
Decision date:
25/06/2020
ECLI:
ECLI:EU:C:2020:502

Key facts of the case:

Appeal – Civil service – Disciplinary proceedings – Rights of defence – Right to be heard – Annex IX of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union – Article 4 – Opportunity for the official who cannot be heard to comment in writing or to be represented – Article 22 – Hearing of the official by the Appointing Authority prior to the adoption of the disciplinary penalty – Alleged inability of the official to be heard and to make written submissions or to be represented – Assessment of the medical evidence – Failure of the General Court of the European Union to reply to arguments raised at first instance.

Outcome of the case:

Par ces motifs, la Cour (huitième chambre) déclare et arrête :

  1. L’arrêt du Tribunal de l’Union européenne du 13 décembre 2018, CX/Commission (T‑743/16 RENV, non publié, EU:T:2018:937), est annulé.
  2. L’affaire est renvoyée devant le Tribunal de l’Union européenne.
  3. Les dépens sont réservés.