European Union – Legal basis of regulation. The General Court of the European Union allowed the application by Mr Al-Tabbaa, a Syrian businessman, for annulment of acts by the European Council containing restrictive measures against Syria which concerned the applicant, namely, initially, Council Implementing Decision 2012/256/CFSP (implementing Council Decision 2011/782/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Syria) and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 410/2012 (implementing Article 32(1) of Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria).