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Trajan Shipley
12th May 2021
External Relations & Trade Institutional law Justice & Litigation

General Court annuls Commission decision refusing to register citizens’ initiative for failure to reason it being out of the scope of CCP

In Tom Moerenhout and Others v Commission (T-789/19), the General Court has annulled a Decision of the European Commission refusing to register a proposed citizens’ initiative on the ground that it did not contain sufficient information to ascertain the reasons for the refusal, thereby breaching Article 296 TFEU and Article 4(3) of the ECI Regulation (2019/788).

The proposed initiative is entitled ‘Ensuring Common Commercial Policy conformity with EU Treaties and compliance with international law’, and seeks the adoption of provisions regulating commercial transactions with entities based or operating in occupied territories by withholding products originating from there from entering the EU market.

The Commission refused t


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