Official Journal of the European Union

C 437/28

Judgment of the General Court of 8 November 2017 — De Nicola v Court of Justice of the European Union

(Case T-99/16) (1)

((Non-contractual liability - Civil service - EIB staff - Psychological harassment - Failure to comply with the rules governing the right to a fair hearing - Article 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights - Reasonable time - Claims for compensation made in the context of an action pending before the Civil Service Tribunal - Partial referral of the case to the General Court))

(2017/C 437/33)

Language of the case: Italian


Applicant: Carlo De Nicola (Strassen, Luxembourg) (represented by: initially by L. Isola and G. Isola, and subsequently by G. Ferabecoli, lawyers)

Defendant: Court of Justice of the European Union (represented by: initially by J. Inghelram, P. Giusta and L. Tonini Alabiso, and subsequently by J. Inghelram, acting as Agents)


Application under Article 268 TFEU seeking compensation for the damage which the applicant claims to have suffered as a result of, first, the psychological harassment to which he has been subjected by the European Investment Bank (EIB), on the one hand, and the supposedly unfair nature of the proceedings before the European Union Civil Service Tribunal and the General Court to which he has been a party, on the other, and, second, the allegedly excessive duration of those proceedings.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:


Dismisses the action;


Orders Mr Carlo De Nicola to pay the costs relating to the present proceedings before both the General Court of the European Union and the European Union Civil Service Tribunal.

(1)  OJ C 414, 14.12.2015 (case initially registered before the European Union Civil Service Tribunal as Case F-100/15).