EU says it still considers Hamas a 'terrorist' group

A Hamas militant celebrates with people what they said was a victory over Israel, in Gaza City in this Aug 27, 2014 file photo. The EU said on Wednesday, Dec 14, 2014, that it still considers Hamas to be a "terrorist" group even though a Europea
A Hamas militant celebrates with people what they said was a victory over Israel, in Gaza City in this Aug 27, 2014 file photo. The EU said on Wednesday, Dec 14, 2014, that it still considers Hamas to be a "terrorist" group even though a European court ruled that it should be removed from the bloc's terrorism blacklist. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BRUSSELS (AFP) - The EU said on Wednesday it still considers Hamas to be a "terrorist" group even though a European court ruled that it should be removed from the bloc's terrorism blacklist.

"The EU continues to consider Hamas a terrorist organisation," European Commission spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic said, adding that the EU would consider its response to the court's ruling, including the possibility of an appeal.