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Case Law C-621/16 P (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, no such justification was provided by EPSO for the restriction on the choice of language of communication between candidates and EPSO to a limited number of official languages indicated by EPSO. Finally, the Court dismissed the Commission’s appeal

Parties: Commissione c. Italia

Classification: Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination

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