Bundesverfassungsgericht ändert Logo: Modernes Erscheinungsbild für 85.000 Euro

7 mar 2023 3:15 p.m

The new appearance of the Federal Constitutional Court is intended to convey citizen proximity, modernity and independence. The change includes clipping the wings and closing the beak of the eagle logo at taxpayer expense.

In the official communication The press office of the Federal Constitutional Court (BVerfG) dedicates itself in detail to the supposed necessity of redesigning the internal federal eagle logo. Citizens are to be brought “even closer to the court’s activities” and “access to the court and its decisions and other activities” are to be made easier. This year, therefore, “several measures are being implemented that are intended to do just that”. It then goes on to say:

“As a first step, from the beginning of March the Federal Constitutional Court will use a new, uniform appearance (corporate design) for its decisions and its external correspondence. This is characterized by a modern, clear and particularly legible typeface and a newly designed eagle as the national emblem. ”

In response to a newspaper request World became public that himself the costs for “the conception and development of the new image of the highest German court” amount to 84,622 euros. The new appearance prepares “above all for the redesign of the Federal Constitutional Court’s website, which is planned for the end of 2023,” according to the BVerfG’s statement.

The most striking features of the “redesigned eagle as a national emblem” are the loss of one wing feather on each side – formerly six, now five – and the closed versus a formerly open beak. The business journalist Norbert Häring commented Regarding the obvious symbolism briefly and concisely:

“The Federal Constitutional Court has given itself a new eagle logo. It was probably no longer up-to-date how the old eagle opened its mouth and cried out. The new eagle dutifully keeps its beak.”

Dinner in the Chancellery: Chief Constitutional Judge Harbarth suggested topics

In the World-The article reminds of the fact that “the costs for external lawyers, who can represent the Federal Constitutional Court, for example, against press information lawsuits” have exploded since Stephan Harbarth (CDU) became President of the Federal Constitutional Court. As an independent constitutional body, the Federal Constitutional Court has its own budget. Loud Information The Budget Committee of the Bundestag will provide 40.5 million euros for 2023, “an increase of 12.8 percent compared to the previous year”.

The President, who has been in office since June 2020, is considered a pupil and sponsored preferred candidate of ex-Chancellor Angela Merkel. In October 2021, for example, it became known that Harbath had suggested rather atypical topics for discussion at a dinner in the Chancellery. In recent years, the BVerfG has mostly supported government policy in Berlin by pronouncing judgments, for example in the Corona discussion the COVID-19 vaccination requirement in nursing and in the Bundeswehr.

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