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The Federal Ministry of Justice announced the new publication of the German Civil Code as from January 2, 2002 in the Federal Law Gazette No. 2 of January 8, 2002 (http://188.8.131.52/BGBL/bgbl1f/bgbl102002s0042.pdf). After all in all 109 changes, this is the first complete official version of the Civil Code since its incorporation into Part III of the Federal Law Gazette in 1962.
The official titles of paragraphs are a novelty. In addition, there are now indications in the gazette as to which regulations are based on EU directives and thus have to be interpreted consistently with EU policies.
The new Civil Code is also to be found, albeit with certain restrictions, on the webpage "Law on the internet" (http://bundesrecht.juris.de/bundesrecht/), http://bundesrecht.juris.de/bundesrecht/), a service provided by the Federal Ministry of Justice. It disregards the changes made by the Violence Protection Act (Gewaltschutzgesetz), the Act about electronic registers and legal costs for telecommunication (Gesetz über elektronische Register und Jusitzkosten für Telekommunikation) and the Act about the introduction of the Euro in Acts concerning the administration of justice (Gesetz zur Einführung des Euro in Rechtspflegegesetzen). The Federal Ministry of Justice wants to incorporate these changes shortly.