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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Hungary rejects EU criticism over progress of anti-corruption reforms

Financial Times 25 Nov 2022
Budapest says it has fulfilled rule-of-law pledges and will be able to tap into EU funding .......
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EU poised to unblock billions in funds for Hungary -sources

Reuters 17 Nov 2022
Summary. Companies ... 29 ... "Money is what makes things move," said another EU official ... Eyes will be on whether the mood music is turning in Orban's favour, especially with Italy's new right-wing prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, who in the past sided with Budapest in its feuds with the EU over the rule of law ... Our Standards ... Gallery ... .......
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Hungary to Ratify Finland, Sweden's NATO Accession Ahead of Turkey - Authorities

Urdu Point 16 Nov 2022
BUDAPEST (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 17th November, 2022) Hungary will ratify Finland and Sweden's NATO accession protocols before Turkey despite a delay caused by the need to consider more pressing domestic issues, Gergely Gulyas, the head of the Hungarian prime minister's office, said on Wednesday....
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Hungary govt sees ‘good chance’ for deal on EU funds within weeks

FX Empire 16 Nov 2022
BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s government does its best to ... Orban’s nationalist government and the Brussels-based European Commission have been in lengthy talks about the release of billions of euros in economic aid envisaged for Budapest but frozen over rule of law disputes....
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Wider Europe Briefing: Could Bulgaria and Romania Follow Croatia Into Schengen? And The Dilemma Of ...

Radio Free Europe 14 Nov 2022
That means making sure the ECJ has some jurisprudence in the matter in order to set a legal precedent and make sure EU laws are being followed ... November 19 is the deadline for Budapest to reply to the 17 concerns the European Commission raised about the country's rule of law....
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EU Financial Aid to Ukraine Hinges on Delayed Funding for Hungary - Lawmaker

Urdu Point 12 Nov 2022
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock accused Prime Minister Viktor Orban this week of "playing poker" with vital funds in an attempt to obtain 13 billion Euros in budget money and COVID-19 recovery funds that the EU has withheld from Budapest over its alleged rule-of-law violations ... .......
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EU says Hungary made ‘significant step’ to get recovery funds – source

FX Empire 11 Nov 2022
That bodes well for finalising negotiations between Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government and the Brussels-based European Commission on some 6 billion euros in economic aid envisaged for Budapest but frozen over rule of law disputes ... (Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; Additional reporting by Krisztina Than in Budapest; Editing by Tomasz Janowski)....
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Germany makes NATO expansion call

Russia Today 11 Nov 2022
Budapest has denied it is holding up the entry process, but officials said that they would not vote on the matter until they pass laws aimed at easing the dispute with the EU, which has proposed to cut some €7.5 billion ($7.66 billion) in funding for Budapest over corruption concerns....
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EU Says Hungary Made 'Significant Step' To Get Recovery Funds, Says Source

Radio Free Europe 11 Nov 2022
... 6 billion euros ($6.2 billion) in economic aid envisaged for Budapest but frozen over rule of law disputes....
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Hungary Objects to 18 Billion More in EU Aid to Ukraine

The Liberty Beacon 10 Nov 2022
Namely, the country already supported the EU’s decision to jointly raise debt to finance the bloc’s recovery from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the funds Budapest is set to receive are being blocked until it “ensures the rule of law.” Brussels is planning to ......
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EU member wont support joint Ukraine aid effort

Beijing News 08 Nov 2022
Hungary will still continue to back Kiev on a bilateral basis, Budapest has revealed ... Explaining Budapest's ... The European Commission has been withholding approval for Budapest to draw on the funds while it assesses the country's efforts to satisfy numerous rule-of-law requirements....
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EU member won’t support joint Ukraine aid effort

Russia Today 08 Nov 2022
Hungary will still continue to back Kiev on a bilateral basis, Budapest has revealed ... The European Commission has been withholding approval for Budapest to draw on the funds while it assesses the country’s efforts to satisfy numerous rule-of-law requirements....
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Brussels May Set New Demands for Hungary’s EU Funds

Hungary Today 08 Nov 2022
The approval would follow a series of proposals made by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to fulfill some long-standing EU demands on the rule of law after the commission threatened to freeze 7.5 billion euros of EU funds for Budapest, Bloomberg reminded....

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