Budapest (Hungarian: [ˈbudɒpɛʃt]; names in other languages) is the capital and the largest city of Hungary, and one of the largest cities in the European Union. It is the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation centre, sometimes described as the primate city of Hungary. According to the census, in 2011 Budapest had 1.74 million inhabitants, down from its 1989 peak of 2.1 million due to suburbanisation. The Budapest Metropolitan Area is home to 3.3 million people. The city covers an area of 525 square kilometres (202.7 sq mi). Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with the unification of Buda and Óbuda on the west bank, with Pest on the east bank on 17 November 1873.

The history of Budapest began with Aquincum, originally a Celtic settlement that became the Roman capital of Lower Pannonia.Hungarians arrived in the territory in the 9th century. Their first settlement was pillaged by the Mongols in 1241–42. The re-established town became one of the centres of Renaissance humanist culture by the 15th century. Following the Battle of Mohács and nearly 150 years of Ottoman rule, the region entered a new age of prosperity in the 18th and 19th centuries, and Budapest became a global city after its unification in 1873. It also became the second capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a great power that dissolved in 1918, following World War I. Budapest was the focal point of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, the Hungarian Republic of Councils in 1919, the Battle of Budapest in 1945, and the Revolution of 1956.

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New European Commission president backs Brexit extension

The Irish Times 16 Jul 2019
Timmermans, who will be reappointed as a commission vice-president, will today unveil a new EU rule of law mechanism for policing wayward states likely to provoke further rage in Warsaw and Budapest ... Pointedly addressing the Polish and Hungarian delegations, she said there  could be no compromise on the rule of law....

Ursula von der Leyen sets out stall ahead of crunch vote

The Irish Times 15 Jul 2019
She will not say whether Timmermans, back as first vice-president as part of the leaders’ deal, will get the same job of rule-of-law enforcer that so antagonised Warsaw and Budapest ... Climate change; migration reform, particularly the so-called Dublin regulation; the digital economy; a minimum wage; the rule of law; and gender balance....

Hungarian court rejects extradition of Macedonia ex-leader

The World 27 Jun 2019
Budapest's Capital City Court said Thursday that the extradition request cannot be granted since by law people given asylum ......

Postmedia writer Christie Blatchford honoured with George Jonas Freedom Award

Canada Dot Com 15 Jun 2019
“To converse with him was to return to the cafés by the Danube in Vienna and Budapest which I discovered as a wandering law student 50 years ago, where speech flowed at the stately pace of the river,” Black said after Jonas’s death in 2016....

Brussels To Drop Criticism Of Ukraine's Controversial Education Law

Radio Free Europe 14 Jun 2019
BRUSSELS -- A draft statement expected to be issued at an upcoming EU-Ukraine summit will express Brussels' continued recognition of Ukraine's European aspirations while dropping criticism of the country's education law, according to a copy of the draft seen by RFE/RL....

Hollywood stars urge pretty German town to spurn ugly politics

Yahoo Daily News 14 Jun 2019
Now, Hollywood has turned its eyes on this part of Saxony on the Polish border for another reason ... "It's not just about AfD or CDU," said Ursu ... Goerlitz's beauty may have brought Hollywood to the city - Ralph Fiennes and Jude Law lived there for months filming "The Grand Budapest Hotel", but stars' interventions are misguided, Wippel said ... ....

Business Digest: Dr. Simeone joins CHI Heart Institute

Times Free Press 14 Jun 2019
Dr ... Crystal Privett ... That project, known as Interest On Lawyers' Trust Accounts, has awarded grants in excess of $22 million to law-related, public interest projects throughout Tennessee. Hinton is a graduate of Emory University and The University of Memphis School of Law. He also studied at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary ... Dr ... Dr ... ....

Five hurt as cruise ship rams Venice dock, river boat

Taipei Times 02 Jun 2019
He said the captain, identified only as Yuriy C in line with Hungarian laws, could be released on bail — subject to him wearing a tracking device and remaining in Budapest — but prosecutors are appealing that decision. Authorities said water levels in Budapest are expected to fall ......

The Atlantic Daily: A March to War, or Business as Usual

The Atlantic 16 May 2019
Daring the Supreme Court to take on Roe v. Wade ... Why? The U.S ... As the board debated how to manage CEU’s existential crisis, a handful of trustees urged that the university defiantly remain in Budapest, no matter what the new law mandated ... There was a new class of students to admit, and they needed to know whether they would be living in Budapest ... L ... ....

Is Ireland in denial when it comes to hate speech?

RTE 16 May 2019
The very first impactful piece of international law that addressed harmful online material was in 2001 in the Budapest Convention on Cyber Crime ... Countries like Germany have passed laws which allow authorities to fine social media companies who fail to remove hate speech posts ......

Museums in the changing world order: museums and the rise of authoritarian nationalism

The Art Newspaper 10 May 2019
But straws in the wind include the rewriting of the narrative at the new Holocaust Museum in Budapest by Viktor Orban’s Fidesz government; and a similar intervention by Poland’s Law and Justice Party government at the new Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk, whose director, ......

Viktor Orbán’s War on Intellect

The Atlantic 09 May 2019
On a relentlessly gray Budapest morning, Michael Ignatieff took me to the rooftop of Central European University’s main building ... The law mandated a U.S ... As the board debated how to manage CEU’s existential crisis, a handful of trustees urged that the university defiantly remain in Budapest, no matter what the new law mandated....


Peace FM Online 03 May 2019
Dr Yankson expressed the belief that the passage of the National Cyber Security Policy, Data Protection Law and ratification of the Budapest Convention as well as the establishment of the National Cyber Security Centre and subsequent appointment of a National Security Advisor would go a long way to fight the phenomenon in Ghana ... ....

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