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Document 62020TN0249

Case T-249/20: Action brought on 28 April 2020 — Sabra v Council

OJ C 215, 29.6.2020, p. 55–56 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)



Official Journal of the European Union

C 215/55

Action brought on 28 April 2020 — Sabra v Council

(Case T-249/20)

(2020/C 215/63)

Language of the case: English


Applicant: Abdelkader Sabra (Beirut, Lebanon) (represented by: M. Lester, QC, and A. Bradshaw, Solicitor)

Defendant: Council of the European Union

Form of order sought

The applicant claims that the Court should:

annul the contested measures insofar as they apply to him;

order the defendant to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The applicant seeks the annulment of Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/212 of 17 February 2020 implementing Decision 2013/255/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Syria (1) and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/211 of 17 February 2020 implementing Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria (2).

In support of the action, the applicant contends that his inclusion in the contested measures is a result of manifest errors of assessment by the Council. In particular, the applicant claims that

he is not a leading businessperson operating in Syria within the meaning of Article 15(1a) of Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 of 18 January 2012 (3);

he is not associated with the Syrian regime, does not exercise influence over it and poses no risk of circumvention, within the meaning of Article 15(1b) of Council Regulation No 36/2012, and

he does not provide any support to or benefit from the Syrian regime.

(1)  OJ 2020 L 43I, p. 6.

(2)  OJ 2020 L 43I, p. 1.

(3)  Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 of 18 January 2012 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria and repealing Regulation (EU) No 442/2011 (OJ 2012 L 16, p. 1).