German Minister of Justice Christine Lambrecht opened the event with a video statement welcoming participating delegations. Then, beginning at 9.20, participants held discussions on the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in liberal, constitutional democracies. This discussion was led by Justice Minister Lambrecht. European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders also provided remarks.

Beginning at 13.30, participants began discussions on how to strengthen democracy during the COVID-19 pandemic and how to combat disinformation and hate speech. Justice Minister Lambrecht again led this discussion, and Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová provided remarks.

Justice Minister Lambrecht held a press conference on the day's discussions beginning at 16.30 with Commissioner Reynders. 

Statement from Federal Minister of Justice Christine Lambrecht

Statement of German Federal Minister of Justice Christine Lambrecht for the informal meeting of justice ministers on July 6.