Venezuela has standing to bring proceedings against a regulation which introduces restrictive measures against it

(Source: Court of Justice of the EU)

The Court of Justice sets aside the judgment of the General Court which had held the contrary and refers the case back to the General Court for judgment on the merits of the action for annulment In 2017, the Council of the European Union adopted restrictive measures against Venezuela, in view of the deterioration of democracy, the rule of law and human rights in that country. Articles 2, 3, 6 and 7 of Regulation 2017/2063 laid down, inter alia, a prohibition on selling or supplying military equipment and related technology which might be used for internal repression to any natural or legal person, entity or body in Venezuela, and a prohibition on providing certain technical, brokering or financial services connected with the supply of such equipment to those natural or legal persons, entities or bodies in Venezuela.

Full Press Release – 112/2021 : 22 June 2021 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-872/19 P

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