(GermanPolicy.com) – From the year 2023, federal laws are to be published exclusively via the Internet. This was announced by Federal Justice Minister Buschmann (FDP) when he announced the introduction of an electronic Federal Law Gazette. The changeover means that a mountain of paper with a height of 2.5 kilometers can be saved each year. Buschmann also hopes that digitization will result in faster processes and easier access for citizens.
Laws only come into force in Germany once they have been formally published. This is currently done via the printed Federal Law Gazette.