Official Journal of the European Union

C 319/16

Action brought on 20 June 2018 — Colombani v EEAS

(Case T-372/18)

(2018/C 319/19)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Jean-Marc Colombani (Brussels, Belgium) (represented by N. de Montigny, lawyer)

Defendant: European External Action Service.

Form of order sought

The applicant claims that the Court should:

annul the decision of the EEAS Director General for Budget and Administration of 9 November 2017 (ADMIN(2017)21) establishing the list of officials promoted in the 2017 promotion exercise in so far as it does not contain the applicant’s name;

order the defendant to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

In support of the action, the applicant relies on four pleas in law.


First plea in law, alleging illegality in respect of the general implementing provisions applied by the EEAS to the promotion procedure


Second plea in law, alleging maladministration, failure to comply with the procedure prior to the adoption of the list of officials proposed for promotion and unequal treatment.


Third plea in law, alleging infringement of the general implementing provisions of the EEAS relating to Article 45 of the Staff Regulations.


Fourth plea in law, alleging a manifest error of assessment of the applicant’s merits and unequal treatment in the assessment of the seniority criterion.