The European Court of Justice has upheld an appeal by former Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov against the General Court’s judgment refusing to annul his 2015 listing on the EU’s Ukraine misappropriation sanctions. Judgment here: C-530/17 P (19 December 2018). The ECJ held that the General Court had erred in deciding that the EU Council had not been required to verify that the decision of the Ukrainian authorities, on which it had adopted these measures, had been taken in accordance with the rights of the defence and the right to effective judicial protection.
Mr Azarov remains listed because his challenge to his 2017 sanctions listing was rejected by the General Court a week before (and he was re-listed in 2018). Judgment here: T-247/17 (13 December 2018).
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