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Poland’s lower house of parliament has approved further laws to reform the judiciary – a move that critics say threatens democracy.
The changes backed by the Sejm make it easier to replace the Supreme Court Chief Justice Malgorzata Gersdorf.
Earlier this month, Prof Gersdorf had refused to step down, rejecting a controversial law forcing senior judges to retire early.
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