However, the European Union's top court has chose to keep the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on the list. "The Council may maintain a person or an entity on the list if it concludes that there is an ongoing risk of that person or entity being involved in the terrorist activities that justified their initial listing", the ECJ said.
The court overruled the General Court's 2014 view that the European Union had "insufficient evidence" to impose asset freezes and travel bans on Hamas.
The EU appealed and Wednesday's ruling by the European Union Court of Justice said that the 2014 annulment was wrong and must now be reconsidered taking into account arguments not ruled upon in the original decision.
The European Council, which placed Hamas on the terrorism list in 2001, "did not produce the obligatory judicial effects for the designation", the lower court asserted.
Julian King, the EU Commissioner in charge of security, said during a news conference on Wednesday that he would communicate later in the day with Canadian officials about renegotiating the deal.
"This means that the LTTE remains listed as a terrorist organisation by the European Union", it said.
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Sharpston's comments reflected the 2014 order by the lower court to strike Hamas and the Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka from the EU's list of designated terrorist organizations. He added that the ruling only affected Hamas' status for the years 2010 to 2014.
The ECJ stressed in a communiqué, "Through its decisions made today, the Court is reaffirming its jurisprudence in this area".
"The EU continues to consider the LTTE as a terrorist organization and the EU's restrictive measures against the LTTE remain in force".
Earlier this year, Hamas released a political document in an effort to moderate its image.
Neither Hamas nor Israel had an immediate reaction.
While Hamas' 1988 founding charter called for the takeover of all of mandate Palestine, including present-day Israel, the new document says it will accept the 1967 borders as the basis for a Palestinian state, with Jerusalem as its capital and the return of refugees to their homes.