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CJEU Case T-295/19 / Judgment

Oleksandr Viktorovych Klymenko v Council of the European Union

Policy area:
Justice, freedom and security
Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
General Court (Fifth Chamber)
Type:
Decision
Decision date:
25/06/2020
ECLI:
ECLI:EU:T:2020:287

Key facts of the case:

Common foreign and security policy — Restrictive measures taken having regard to the situation in Ukraine — Freezing of funds — List of persons, entities and bodies covered by the freezing of funds and economic resources — Maintenance of the applicant’s name on the list — Council’s obligation to verify that the decision of an authority of a third State 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 GENERAL COURT (Fifth Chamber) hereby:

  1. Annuls Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/354 of 4 March 2019amending 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) 2019/352 of 4 March 2019 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 the name of Mr Oleksandr Viktorovych Klymenko was maintained on the list of persons, entities and bodies subject to those restrictive measures;
  2. Orders the Council of the European Union to pay the costs.