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CJEU Case C-458/17 P / Judgment

Rami Makhlouf v Council of the European Union, European Commission

Policy area:
Foreign and security policy
Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
Court (Eight Chamber)
Decision date:

Key facts of the case:

Appeal — Common foreign and security policy — Restrictive measures taken against the Syrian Arab Republic — Measures directed against influential businessmen and women engaged in activities in Syria and against influential members of the Assad and Makhlouf families — Rights of defence — Proof that inclusion on the lists is well founded.

Outcome of the case:

On those grounds, THE GENERAL COURT (Ninth Chamber, Extended Composition) hereby:

  1. Dismisses the action as being inadmissible;
  2. Declares that there is no longer any need to rule on the European Commission’s application for leave to intervene;
  3. Orders Mr Harry Shindler and the other applicants, whose names are listed in the annex, to bear their own costs and pay those incurred by the Council of the European Union;
  4. Orders the Commission to bear its own costs relating to the application to intervene.