Budapest

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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Swedish PM to visit Hungary before ratification of NATO bid

CyprusMail 20 Feb 2024
Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson will travel to Budapest on Friday to meet his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban before Hungary’s parliament takes a long-delayed vote on Sweden’s bid for NATO membership next Monday ... Orban said on Tuesday that it would be a “pleasure” to welcome Kristersson in Budapest....
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Hungary govt declines offer to meet US senators seeking approval for Sweden's NATO bid

Hindustan Times 20 Feb 2024
Thom Tillis, a North Carolina Republican, said during a news conference at the US Embassy in Budapest ... Joining them in the delegation to Budapest was Sen ... But in a state of the nation speech in Budapest on Saturday, Orbán indicated that Hungary’s legislature might soon relent....
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Hungary's government declines offer to meet U.S. senators seeking approval for Sweden's NATO bid

News-Press Now 19 Feb 2024
BUDAPEST, Hungary — A bipartisan delegation of U.S ... Embassy in Budapest ... Joining them in the delegation to Budapest was Sen ... But in a state of the nation speech in Budapest on Saturday, Orbán indicated that Hungary's legislature might soon relent ... The EU has withheld billions in funding from Budapest over alleged breaches of its rules....
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US senators to submit resolution condemning democratic backsliding in Hungary

Times Union 18 Feb 2024
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two U.S ... After Turkey’s parliament voted to back Stockholm’s bid in January, attention has shifted to Budapest, the last holdout, as NATO members seek to expand the alliance amid Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine ... The EU has withheld billions in funding from Budapest over alleged breaches of its rules....
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Hungary’s government declines offer to meet US senators seeking approval for Sweden’s NATO bid

Bangor Daily News 18 Feb 2024
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A bipartisan delegation of U.S ... Embassy in Budapest ... Joining them in the delegation to Budapest was Sen ... But in a state of the nation speech in Budapest on Saturday, Orbán indicated that Hungary’s legislature might soon relent ... The EU has withheld billions in funding from Budapest over alleged breaches of its rules....
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Hungary’s government declines to meet U.S. senators pushing approval of Sweden’s NATO bid

Market Watch 18 Feb 2024
BUDAPEST, Hungary — A bipartisan delegation of U.S ... Embassy in Budapest ... Joining them in the delegation to Budapest was Sen ... But in a state of the nation speech in Budapest on Saturday, Orbán indicated that Hungary’s legislature might soon relent ... The EU has withheld billions in funding from Budapest over alleged breaches of its rules....
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Hungary, EU Face Off Over New 'Sovereignty Protection' Law

Voa News 09 Feb 2024
... Union instigated legal action against Budapest Wednesday....
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Hungary and EU Face Off Over New Sovereign Defense Law

Beijing News 08 Feb 2024
budapest, hungary - Hungary has rejected criticism of its new sovereignty protection law after the European Union instigated legal action against ... Miklos Ligeti, head of legal affairs at Transparency International in Budapest, said the new law could target organizations like his....
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European Commission launches legal proceedings against Hungary over national sovereignty law

Jurist 08 Feb 2024
The European Commission on Wednesday launched an infringement procedure against Hungary regarding the country’s national sovereignty law passed last December, claiming the new legislation violates EU law ... The legal action comes amid tense relations between Budapest and Brussels ... The US government also criticized the new law....
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The EU launches legal action against Hungary over new law accused of targeting critics

Wtop 07 Feb 2024
Opponents compare the act to Russia’s “foreign agent” law ... The European Commission, which monitors the application of legislation across the 27 EU member countries, said Hungary’s measure “violates several provisions” of the bloc’s law and that it sent a letter of formal notice to Budapest, the first step in legal action....
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The EU launches legal action against Hungary over new national sovereignty law

Killeen Daily Herald 07 Feb 2024
The law allows prison terms of up to three years for anyone convicted of violating it ... The European Commission, which monitors the application of legislation across the 27 EU member countries, said Hungary's measure “violates several provisions” of the bloc’s law and that it sent a letter of formal notice to Budapest, the first step in legal action....
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EU Starts Action Against Hungary Over Sovereignty Law

Radio Free Europe 07 Feb 2024
The EU on February 7 said that it had launched action against Hungary after Budapest passed laws it says are intended to ......
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EU starts legal action against Hungary over sovereignty law

Korea Times 07 Feb 2024
The EU said Wednesday it started action against Hungary after Budapest passed laws it says are ......
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