EU top court rules Poland broke EU law with its 2017 judicial reform

  05 November 2019    Read: 740
EU top court rules Poland broke EU law with its 2017 judicial reform

Poland broke European Union law when it lowered the retirement age for judges in 2017 and introduced a different retirement age for women and men in the profession, the bloc’ top court ruled on Tuesday, Azvision.az reports citing Reuters.

“(Poland)... failed to fulfill its obligations under EU law, first, by establishing a different retirement age for men and women who were judges or public prosecutors in Poland and, second, by lowering the retirement age of judges of the ordinary courts while conferring on the Minister for Justice the power to extend the period of active service of those judges,” the European Court of Justice ruled.


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