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Case Law C-377/16 (26/03/2019)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 03/26/2019

Subject: The Court affirmed that differences of treatement based on language are in principle not allowed in the procedures for selecting staff for the Eu institutions. However, such a difference is permissible provided that it meets the actual needs of the service, is proportionate to those needs and is motivated by clear, objectibe and foreseeable criteria. According to the Court, Parliament did not show that there was a legitimate objective of general interest justifying such a difference in treatment (the fact that the application form was available only in English, French an German and that it was reasonable for the candidates to assume that it was mandatory to complete the form in one of these three languages). Finally, the Court annulled th call for expressions of interest and declared the database established under that call void

Parties: Spagna c. Parlamento europeo

Classification: Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination

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