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CJEU Case C-530/17 P /Jugdment

Mykola Yanovych Azarov v Council of the European Union

Policy area:
Justice, freedom and security
Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
Court (Fourth Chamber)
Type:
Decision
Decision date:
19/12/2018

Key facts of the case:

Appeal — Restrictive measures taken in view of the situation in Ukraine — Freezing of funds and economic resources — List of persons, entities and bodies covered by the freezing of funds and economic resources — Inclusion of the appellant’s name — Decision by an authority of a third State — Council’s obligation to verify that that decision was taken in accordance with the rights of the defence and the right to effective judicial protection.

Outcome of the case:

On those grounds, the Court (Fourth Chamber) hereby:

Sets aside the judgment of the General Court of the European Union of 7 July 2017, Azarov v Council (T‑215/15, EU:T:2017:479);

  1. Annuls Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/364 of 5 March 2015 amending Decision 2014/119/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine, and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/357 of 5 March 2015 implementing Regulation (EU) No 208/2014 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine, in so far as they concern Mr Mykola Yanovych Azarov;
  2. Orders the Council of the European Union to pay the costs incurred both in the proceedings at first instance and in the present appeal.