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CJEU T‐720/14 / Judgment

Arkady Romanovich Rotenberg v. Council of the European Union

Policy area:
External trade
Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
The General Court (Ninth Chamber)
Type:
Decision
Decision date:
30/11/2016

Key facts of the case:

(Common foreign and security policy — Restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening Ukraine — Freezing of funds — Restrictions on admission to the territories of the Member States — Natural person actively supporting or implementing actions undermining or threatening Ukraine — Natural person benefiting from Russian decision-makers responsible for the annexation of Crimea — Rights of defence — Obligation to state reasons — Manifest errors of assessment — Right to property — Freedom to conduct a business — Right to respect for private life — Proportionality)

Results (sanctions) and key consequences of the case:

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

  1.  Annuls Council Decision 2014/145/CFSP of 17 March 2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, as amended by Council Decision 2014/508/CFSP of 30 July 2014, and Council Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 of 17 March 2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, as implemented by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 826/2014 of 30 July 2014, in so far as they concern Mr Arkady Romanovich Rotenberg;
  2. Dismisses the action as to the remainder;
  3. Orders each party to bear its own costs.