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Poland broke EU rules over judges' retirement, court says

Poland broke EU law when it lowered the retirement age for judges in 2017 and introduced a different retirement age for women and men in the judiciary, the European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday. The EU's top court said Poland "failed to fulfil its obligations under EU law" with the controversial measures, which have formed part of the EU's probe into the Polish government's respect for rule of law.

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Commission chief under fire for Croatia campaign video

EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen recorded a video in support of Croatia's ruling party, which the EU executive said was in her "personal capacity" - and admits it was a "mistake" that this was not made clear.

Parliament vaping booths 'too confidential' to discuss

The European Parliament is refusing to disclose documents on an internal debate on whether to set up e-cigarette smoking booths at its premises in Strasbourg and Brussels, posing questions on how it handles transparency on relatively minor issues.

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