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Appeal brought on 14 November 2019 by the Council of the European Union against the judgment of the General Court (First Chamber) delivered on 4 September 2019 in Case T-308/18 Hamas v Council

(Case C-833/19 P)

Language of the case: French


Appellant: Council of the European Union (represented by B. Driessen and S. Van Overmeire, acting as Agents)

Other party to the proceedings: Hamas

Form of order sought

The Council submits that the Court of Justice should:

set aside the judgment of the General Court in Case T-308/19;

give final judgment in the matters that are the subject of this appeal; and

order the applicant in Case T-308/18 to pay the costs incurred by the Council in the proceedings at first instance and in the context of the present appeal.

Grounds of appeal and main arguments

In the first place, the Council takes the view that the General Court erred in law in its assessment of the eighth plea for annulment, alleging ‘failure to authenticate the statement of reasons’, by finding that the statement of reasons relating to the contested measures ought to have been signed.

In the second place, the Council submits that the General Court erred in not finding that the decisions of the American authorities constituted a sufficient basis for including Hamas in the list annexed to the contested measures.