European Union – Common foreign and security policy. The General Court of the European Union had erred in its interpretation of art 1 of Common Position 2001/931/CFSP on the application of specific measures to combat terrorism. Consequently, its finding of an infringement by the Council of the European Union of the obligation to state reasons was also vitiated by an error of law. However, on the basis that the operative part of its judgment was well founded in respect of the acts of the Council that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam had sought to annul, that judgment would not be set aside. Accordingly, the Court of Justice of the European Union dismissed the Council's appeal against the General Court's judgment.