EPSO’s statement on the General Court judgment in Cases T-124/13 and T-191/13


On September 24 2015 the General Court delivered a judgment in Cases T-124/13 Italy vs Commission and T-191/13 Spain vs Commission annulling three Notices of Competition from 2012 and 2013.

This annulment concerns the Notices of Competition for competitions EPSO/AST/125/12 – Assistants (AST3) in the fields of Audit, Finance/Accounting and Economics/Statistics; EPSO/AST/126/12 – Assistants (AST3), in the Research Sector, in the fields of Biology, Life and Health Sciences, Chemistry, Physics and Materials Science, Nuclear Research, Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Electronics; and EPSO/AD/248/13 – Administrators (AD6) in the Buildings Sector, in the fields of Security of Buildings and Building Services Engineering; and the requirement for candidates to choose English, French or German as their second language and as the main language of communication with EPSO.

EPSO is currently examining the Court ruling and all the implications on its work and will keep candidates informed moving forward. We can already confirm that the situation of successful laureates and the validity of reserve lists for competitions EPSO/AST/125/12, EPSO/AST/126/12 and EPSO/AD/248/13 are not affected by the ruling.

More information about the judgment can be found on the Court of Justice website:

  1. Court of Justice press release No 107/2015.
  2. Judgment T-124/13 and T-191/13.