EU keeps Hamas on terror blacklist

Alicia Buller
Thu, 2017-07-27 03:00

LONDON: The EU’s top court opted to keep Palestinian group Hamas on the EU terrorism blacklist on Wednesday.
Judges at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) overruled the General Court’s view of 2014 that the Council of the EU had insufficient evidence to maintain asset freezes and travel bans on Hamas.
The lower court had found that the listing was based on media and Internet reports rather than decisions by a “competent authority.” But the ECJ said such decisions were not required for groups to stay on the list, only for their initial listing.

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