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CJEU Case C-14/19 / Judgment

European Union Satellite Centre v KF.

Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
Court (Second Chamber)
Decision date:

Key facts of the case:

Appeal — Staff of the European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen) — Member of SatCen’s contract staff — Complaints of psychological harassment — Administrative investigation — Request for assistance — Suspension of the staff member — Disciplinary proceedings — Removal of the staff member — SatCen’s Appeals Board — Conferral of exclusive jurisdiction in relation to SatCen staff disputes — Action for annulment — First and fifth paragraphs of Article 263 TFEU — Action for damages — Article 268 TFEU — Jurisdiction of the EU judicature — Admissibility — Acts open to challenge — Contractual nature of the dispute — Articles 272 and 274 TFEU — Effective judicial protection — Final sentence of the second subparagraph of Article 24(1) TEU — First paragraph of Article 275 TFEU — Principle of equal treatment — General Court’s obligation to state reasons — Distortion of the facts and evidence — Rights of the defence — Principle of sound administration.

Outcome of the case:

On those grounds, the Court (Second Chamber) hereby:

  1. Dismisses the appeal;
  2. Orders the European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen) to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by KF;
  3. Orders the Council of the European Union to bear its own costs.