"the EUROPEAN court of justice ruled on Monday final that Poland will have to scrap the contentious law that forced several judges of the supreme court to retire."
"Poland's ruling party Law and justice (PIS) has already agreed to pull back the law, which lowered judges' retirement age from 70 to 65 years."
"the Law, which came into force in the summer, meant that a third of the judges of the supreme court had to leave their jobs. But the country's president Andrzej Duda confirmed late on Monday that he approved the new law where the judges ' age of retirement will be restored."
"PIS argued originally that the law was necessary in order to improve the efficiency of courts, anti-corruption and rid the country from the communist remains."
"Before the elections in 2019, the party has, however, shown signs of softening up their positions on several points."