EU to appeal ruling that Hamas should be removed from terror list

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Posted: Jan 19, 2015 4:03 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will appeal against a court ruling that the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas should be removed from the bloc's terrorist list, an EU official said on Monday.

"(The EU) Council has decided to appeal the judgment regarding Hamas remaining on the EU terrorist list," EU spokeswoman Susanne Kiefer said on Twitter.

An EU court ruled last month that Hamas should be removed from the terrorist list, saying the decision to include it was based on media reports not considered analysis.

(Reporting by Adrian Croft; editing by Robin Emmott)