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Poland moves to reinstate retired judges to Supreme Court

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland s parliament passed legislation Wednesday to reinstate Supreme Court judges who were recently forced to retire, a step that could significantly ease a standoff with the European Union. For the EU, which is facing a string of crises, including Brexit and Italy s debt, it was a rare victory in its struggle to preserve democracy in a region where illiberal populism has been on the rise, a trend led by Hungary. Wednesday s development comes a month after the EU s court ordered Poland to immediately suspend the lowering of the retirement age for Supreme Court judges, which had forced about two dozen of them off the bench. ......

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