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Decision of the European Ombudsman on complaint 1748/2004/(AJ)(DK)TN against the European Personnel Selection Office

Strasbourg, 14 April 2005

Dear Mr T.,

I write with regard to your complaint of 8 June 2004, concerning the correction of your written test in open competition EPSO/LA/11/03. In your complaint, you alleged that the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) had denied you your "right to appeal" by having failed to make a thorough and impartial re-examination of your written test d) in the above competition. You claimed that your test should be re-examined by genuinely impartial and duly qualified professionals and that you should be admitted to the oral test.

On 23 September 2004, I sent a request for an opinion to the Director of EPSO and informed you accordingly. EPSO sent its opinion in French on 8 December 2004 and a translation into Hungarian on 7 January 2005. EPSO's opinion was forwarded to you with an invitation to make observations, which you sent on 21 February 2005. In your observations you maintained your initial allegation but indicated that you wished to withdraw your complaint.

On 2 March 2005, my services contacted you by telephone in order to confirm your wish to withdraw your complaint. During the telephone conversation, you confirmed that you would like the case to be closed without the Ombudsman making any findings on the merits.

In accordance with your request, I hereby close my inquiry into your complaint. EPSO will also be informed of my decision.

Yours sincerely,