Poland’s Supreme Court chief to go to work despite ‘retirement’ announced by president

Poland’s Supreme Court chief Malgorzata Gersdorf plans to go to work as usual on Wednesday, a court spokesman said. The statement comes after President Andrzej Duda announced the judge would retire as of July 4, Reuters reports. “Plans have not changed here, Mrs Gersdorf intends to come to work tomorrow,” the spokesman said. Legislation enforcing the retirement of some Supreme Court judges, including the chief, is at the center of a conflict between Poland and the European Union. Duda confirmed earlier in the day that Gersdorf will retire on July 4, in line with legislation introduced by the ruling Law and Justice party, according to an aide to the president.