Appeal brought on 21 September 2018 by the Council of the European Union against the judgment of the General Court (Fourth Chamber, Extended Composition) delivered on 13 July 2018 in Case T-680/13: Dr. K. Chrysostomides & Co. LLC and Others v Council of the European Union and Others

(Case C-597/18 P)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Appellant: Council of the European Union (represented by: A. de Gregorio Merino, E. Chatziioakeimidou, I. Gurov, Agents)

Other parties to the proceedings: Dr. K. Chrysostomides & Co. LLC and Others, European Commission, European Central Bank, Euro Group, represented by the Council of the European Union, European Union, represented by the European Commission

Form of order sought

The appellant claims that the Court should:

set aside the parts of the contested judgments in which the General Court dismisses the plea of inadmissibility raised by the Council in respect of the Euro Group;

and order the respondents to pay the costs of the appeal.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The appeal of the Council seeks to set aside the parts of the contested judgment in which the General Court dismisses the plea of inadmissibility raised by the Council in respect of the Euro Group and is based on the following grounds:

the General Court has erred in law in deciding that the Euro Group is a "body of the Union formally established by the Treaties";

the General Court has erred in law in dismissing the plea of inadmissibility of the Council while failing to identify any "powers" conferred on the Euro Group by the Treaties;

the General Court has erred in law in deciding that the admission of the plea of inadmissibility, submitted by the Council, would result in "the establishment, within the legal system of the European Union itself, of entities whose acts and conduct could not result in the European Union incurring liability".

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