Poland’s judges should stay pending ECJ decision, says Supreme Court

Poland’s Supreme Court has said that judges, who want to, should stay in place until the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decides whether measures, that will effectively allow the government to choose the court’s staff, breach EU law, Reuters reports. President Andrzej Duda and the National Judiciary Council (KRS), which decides judicial appointments, should hold off from making any decisions about the court’s members pending the ECJ’s verdict, court spokesman Justice Michal Laskowski said on Thursday. The ECJ, the EU’s top court, is assessing judicial reforms undertaken by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party since it came to power in Poland in 2015.