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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Op-Ed: American conservatives’ pilgrimage to Hungary is a joke

The Los Angeles Times 19 May 2022
It is not wrong to hear echoes of the interwar years, when Mussolini was an international icon, and Hitler looked not only to Mussolini but also to American race law for inspiration ... In fact, in some ways, the CPAC gathering in Budapest is more an occasion to snicker ... That is what we should be panicking about, not the farce in Budapest....

What Brussels’ New Plan to End Russian Energy Dependence Means for Hungary

Hungary Today 19 May 2022
Meanwhile, Hungary has not received the 2,100-2,500 billion forints (EUR 5.4 billion – 6.4 billion) from the RRF due to ongoing rule of law violation issues ... Furthermore, until there is consensus between Brussels and Budapest on the rule of law issue, the arrival of funds from the Recovery and Resilience Facility is doubtful....

Hungarian top court says no to referendum on Fudan University campus 18 May 2022
BUDAPEST, May 18 (Xinhua) -- The Hungarian Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that the earlier decisions of the Curia (Hungarian Supreme Court) approving referendum initiative on a planned campus of Shanghai-based Fudan University in Budapest was "unconstitutional."....

US signs multilateral treaty to combat cybercrime

The Hill 12 May 2022
on Thursday signed the Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention, a multilateral treaty aimed to protect citizens from cybercrime and hold cybercriminals accountable ... party to the Budapest Convention,” Downing said in a speech to members of the Council of Europe....

Facing Legal Action for Alleged Discrimination Against Jewish Passengers, German Airline Lufthansa Issues Apology

The Algemeiner 10 May 2022
However, Lufthansa could still face legal consequences after a prominent advocate for the Jewish community accused the airline of violating German laws on equal treatment ... The 127 Jewish passengers were not allowed to board their connecting flight to Budapest as a result of the ......

Lufthansa keeps 100-plus Jews off flight, claims they violated mask requirement

Cleveland Jewish News 10 May 2022
“We confirm that a larger group of passengers could not be carried on flight LH1334 from Frankfurt to Budapest because the travelers refused to wear a medical mask on board. By law, Lufthansa is obliged to follow the legal requirements here,” the company tweeted on May 4....

EU considers more funds for eastern states in bid for deal on Russia oil ban

Reuters 09 May 2022
The EU is withholding 7.2 billion euros ($7.5 billion) in EU post-COVID recovery funds to Hungary over concerns about the rule of law, and diplomats have said that Budapest may be trying to link the oil embargo talks with disbursement of the blocked funds....

5 recently released Netflix series to watch this weekend

Corvallis Gazette-Times 06 May 2022
Stacker offers a look at five new series produced by and streaming on Netflix that have been released in April ... You may also like ... 3 Arts Entertainment ... “Russian Doll” is mainly set in New York, but in season two, Nadia and her friend Alan (Charlie Barnett) also visit Budapest and East Berlin ... BestLaw & Order SVU’ episodes 3 Arts Entertainment....

P�rbesz�d Calls for Withdrawal of Law on Fudan University Campus

Hungary Today 05 May 2022
P�rbesz�d, jointly with other opposition parties, will propose the withdrawal of a law on setting up a campus for China’s Fudan University in Budapest and on raising the term of jobseekers’ allowance to nine months, deputy group leader T�mea Szab� said on Thursday....

Polish “StopRussiaNow” Billboard Campaign Comes to Hungary

Hungary Today 04 May 2022
The Polish government’s “StopRussiaNow” billboard campaign is coming to Hungary, daily Népszava has learned from Poland’s Ambassador to Hungary, Sebastian Kęciek, at the campaign’s launch event in Batthyány Square, Budapest, held together with the Ukrainian Ambassador to Ukraine, Lyubov Nepop....

Jews Say They Were Barred From Lufthansa Flight Because ‘One or Two’ Didn’t Wear Masks

Hamodia 04 May 2022
The flight included Orthodox Jews who were traveling to Hungary for the yahrtzeit of Reb Shayala of Kerestir, zy”a, with a planned connecting flight from Frankfurt to Budapest ... federal judge recently overturned the federal mask requirement for flights, Lufthansa, per German law, still requires passengers to wear masks....

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