SZ in the evening: The weekend compact from September 18th – politics

The weekend compact

EU Commission wants to cut subsidies for Hungary. Because of corruption and violations of the rule of law in Hungary, the European Commission has proposed cutting payments of around 7.5 billion euros from the EU budget to the country. It is the first time that the Commission is proposing this step due to deficiencies in the rule of law in an EU country. Go to Article

SPD calls for a new working time law. After the fundamental judgment on the mandatory recording of working hours, the governing party is putting pressure on. Binding rules are now needed - and sanctions if employers violate them. The Federal Labor Court made a landmark judgment on Tuesday that is likely to change the day-to-day work of many employees, especially those who work unpaid overtime. Go to Article

EXCLUSIVE Holocaust comparisons are punished more severely. Stumbling blocks commemorate the victims of National Socialism - and must not be misused by corona deniers, according to a new precedent. Other courts have recently ruled that equating corona measures with the Holocaust can constitute hate speech, but never in relation to stumbling blocks. Go to Article

Munich Oktoberfest opened on Saturday. The Wiesn has been canceled twice, which makes a break of almost three years. On the first Oktoberfest weekend, the sigh of relief could be heard above all from the innkeepers and showmen. The police speak of a "quiet Oktoberfest start". Go to Article

Kharkiv complains about continued shelling after Russian withdrawal. According to British intelligence services, Russia has significantly increased its attacks on civilian Ukrainian targets with long-range missiles in the past seven days. Even after the withdrawal of the Russian troops from the Kharkiv region, the shelling apparently continued. Russia fired heavily on Izyum and Chuhuiv, residential and commercial buildings, gas stations and production facilities were destroyed, according to the regional governor. To the live blog

Mourners no longer have access to Buckingham Palace gates. On Monday morning at 6.30 a.m. (local time), the "lying-in-state", as the Queen's several-day lay-out is called, should end. Hundreds still lined up in the kilometer-long queue. The Queen's funeral will take place on Monday. To the live blog

Other important topics

energy crisis

Pipeline Rostock-Schwedt is being expanded for 400 million euros. The expansion of the pipeline is part of Scholz' promise that more than 800 million euros would be invested to give the PCK refinery in Schwedt a future - financed by the federal and state governments. So far, mainly Russian oil from the Druzhba pipeline has been processed in Schwedt, but this will soon no longer be imported. The pipeline from the port of Rostock cannot compensate for this, so its capacity is now to be expanded, as Scholz says. To the live blog

FDP defends relief package. The prime ministers of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and Lower Saxony are opposed to the costs for the states. Liberal faction leader Dürr thinks that is "completely incomprehensible". He says: "I expect the state governments to support the relief package." Go to Article

A lot of people were interested in that over the weekend

Comedian smuggles "Layla" into the music program. Shortly after the tapping by Munich's Mayor Dieter Reiter, the controversial song is played in the tent in front of the assembled political celebrities. That wasn't planned - but then the conductor is outwitted. Go to Article

OPINION The new property tax is a disaster with an announcement. Federalism meets civil servant mentality meets digitization - the reform shows impressively what can go wrong: pretty much everything. The state has long had all the data. Go to Article (SZ Plus)

Eaten like never before. "A crisis in terms of results": After the fourth league game in a row without a win, the mood in Munich is darkening. Above all, coach Nagelsmann seems downright shaken - and wants to think about everything. Go to Article (SZ Plus)

Last but not least

Careful, funny! 40 years ago, the US computer scientist Scott E. Fahlman came up with the idea of ​​stringing together a colon, minus sign and parenthesis - and the emoticon was complete. How his invention changed communication and why he doesn't like emojis himself. Go to Article (SZ Plus)

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