European court orders Poland to freeze judicial changes


Ruling comes just two days before local elections seen as key test for ruling party.

  • Jan Cienski
  • Politico

WARSAW — The Polish government was ordered to “immediately” suspend changes to the country’s Supreme Court by the European Court of Justice on Friday.

Protesters hold Polish and EU flags as they take part in demonstration in front of Polish Supreme Court on July 21, 2017 in protest against new bill changing the judiciary system. / AFP PHOTO / Wojtek Radwanski (Photo credit should read WOJTEK RADWANSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The ruling — issued just two days before local elections — comes in reaction to a series of recent laws revamping the functioning of the Polish court and lowering the retirement age of judges that critics said violated the constitution and undermined the…

The Polish court turned to the ECJ in…

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