Poland approves final version of Constitutional Tribunal law

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Poland’s lower house, after a heated debate on Friday, approved virtually all amendments made by the Senate upper house to the new law on the Constitutional Tribunal.

The bill now awaits president’s signature.

The ruling right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) says the move is intended to end the conflict around the country’s top court as the bill included suggestions from European law experts and eased some restrictions on the tribunal’s functioning. However, the opposition said the changes did not go far enough.

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