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Key facts of the case:

Common foreign and security policy — Restrictive measures taken in view of the situation in Ukraine — Freezing of funds — List of persons, entities and bodies subject to the freezing of funds and economic resources — Inclusion of the applicant’s name — Rights of the defence — Obligation to state reasons — Legal basis — Right to effective judicial protection — Failure to comply with the listing criteria — Manifest error of assessment — Right to property — Right to reputation

Results (sanctions) and key consequences of the case:

THE GENERAL COURT (Ninth Chamber, extended composition) hereby:

  1. Annuls — until the entry into force of Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/364 of 5 March 2015 amending Decision 2014/119 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/357 of 5 March 2015 implementing Regulation No 208/2014 — Council Decision 2014/119/CFSP of 5 March 2014 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine and Council Regulation (EU) No 208/2014 of 5 March 2014 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine, in their initial versions, in so far as Mr Andriy Klyuyev was named in the list of persons, entities and bodies subject to those restrictive measures;
  2. Dismisses the action as to the remainder;
  3. Orders the Council of the European Union to bear its own costs and to pay the costs incurred by Mr Klyuyev, with respect to the claim for annulment stated in the application;
  4. Orders Mr Klyuyev to bear his own costs and to pay the costs incurred by the Council, with respect to the claim for annulment stated in the statement of modification of the form of order sought;
  5. Orders the European Commission to bear its own costs.