Meeting with EU Commissioner for Justice


On 26 June a meeting was held remotely between ELI President Christiane Wendehorst and Vice-Presidents Lord John Thomas and Pascal Pichonnaz and EU Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders and members of his cabinet.

Since the ELI was founded ten years ago, the Institute has always appreciated its close and supportive relationship with the European Commission, in particular its Department for Justice.

As meetings had to be postponed in light of the COVID-19 crisis this was the first time that ELI representatives have been able to speak to Commissioner Reynders, who assumed his position in December 2019.

Several topics were discussed, with a clear focus on the upcoming first ‘Annual Rule of Law Report’, and how ELI, as an organisation representing the European legal community as an important part of civil society in Europe, can contribute to strengthening the Rule of Law in Europe.