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Poland Backs Down in Rule-of-Law Fight With EU Over Judges

  • Ruling party leader says changes to system coming in September
  • Poland was told by EU’s top court to suspend the regime
Poland's Supreme Court, Warsaw. 

Poland's Supreme Court, Warsaw. 

Photographer: Omar Marques/Getty Images

Poland will revamp its system for disciplining judges in an attempt to end a legal dispute with the European Union, according to the country’s de facto leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski.

The country has until Aug. 16 to comply with a ruling by the EU’s top court to “immediately suspend” the regime, which critics say is aimed at punishing judges who are critical of the the ruling Law & Justice party. The government will in September propose changes to the system to make it more effective, according to Kacynski, who leads the party.