It states that the country "violated the obligations imposed on it in accordance with EU law."

In April, the European Commission notified Poland of the launch of a new procedure against the country due to claims for judicial reform. The authorities were given two months to correct the violations.

In October 2018, the European Court ordered Warsaw to suspend the implementation of the reform.

According to the law that has entered into force, the president has the right to extend the mandate of judges after they reach retirement age, which has been reduced to 65 years.