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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California's New Film Czar on Boosting Tax Incentives, Obamas' Netflix Plans

The Hollywood Reporter 07 Aug 2019
Yes, can we add Canada to my list? (Laughs.) And let's be perfectly honest, I do have a soft spot for Budapest. How do you plan to capitalize on the upheaval in Georgia amid its controversial abortion law? ... relocating from Georgia or other states with these restrictive laws....
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Vietnam, EU to set up defense and security cooperation partnership

The Saigon Times 06 Aug 2019
... law and a shared commitment, according to a joint statement ... Both sides will share their experience with cyber security, with a focus on the Budapest Convention, the application of international law in cyberspace and the execution of norms of responsible State behavior....
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Pro-LGBT Coca-Cola ads spark boycott calls in Hungary

The Observer 05 Aug 2019
After two years of military service he studied law in Budapest, and then political science at Pembroke College, Oxford ... Shaun Walker in Budapest ... “The homosexual lobby is laying siege to Budapest, leaving no space to avoid this,” complained one, Pesti Srácok....
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Von der Leyen and Orban strike positive note amid strained EU-Hungary ties

The Irish Times 01 Aug 2019
European Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen laid out her “political guidelines” to Hungarian premier Viktor Orban on Thursday and told him rule of law was “crucial”, as the nationalist firebrand expressed cautious hopes for better Budapest-Brussels relations ... Rule of law is crucial, applies to all....
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Hungarian swim federation ex-chief indicted in 1998 murder

Journal Review 30 Jul 2019
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Prosecutors say they submitted a murder indictment against the former head of Hungary's swimming federation for allegedly ordering the 1998 killing of a rival media mogul ... 11, 1998, while sitting in his car at a Budapest traffic light ... Hungary Eastern Europe Europe Budapest....
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EU takes Hungary to court for criminalizing help for asylum seekers

This is Money 25 Jul 2019
BRUSSELS, July 25 (Reuters) - The European Union executive on Thursday took Hungary to court over a law that makes it a crime to help asylum seekers, the latest in many running battles between Brussels and Budapest on migration, human rights and democracy....
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EU takes Hungary to court for criminalising help for asylum seekers

This is Money 25 Jul 2019
BRUSSELS, July 25 (Reuters) - The European Union executive on Thursday took Hungary to court over a law that makes it a crime to help asylum seekers, the latest in many running battles between Brussels and Budapest on migration, human rights and democracy....
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban addresses his supporters in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, April 8, 2018.
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Brussels Takes Hungary To Court Over Mistreatment Of Asylum Seekers

WorldNews.com 25 Jul 2019
The law claims the Hungarian-born American Jewish billionaire George Soros is supporting illegal migration ... Budapest said it would go ahead with implementing the law despite Brussels' concerns, but the Commission was also sending Orban a warning letter on Thursday, which is the first step that could result in a court case....
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World's first camel milk chocolate factory a huge hit in Dubai

The National 25 Jul 2019
Martin Van Almsick walked through the factory floor and paused at a machine folding golden foil around slabs of milk chocolate. He eyed the contraption with adoration. “It’s like an Aston Martin. 1962. Everybody wants it but they’re hard to get,” he said. “50 bars a minute ... camel milk ... Ms Ahmed had left Sudan to study international law in Budapest ... SHARE. ....
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UAE Portrait of a Nation: The camel milk chocolatier offering a taste of the exotic

The National 25 Jul 2019
Martin Van Almsick walked through the factory floor and paused at a machine folding golden foil around slabs of milk chocolate. He eyed the contraption with adoration. “It’s like an Aston Martin. 1962. Everybody wants it but they’re hard to get,” he said. “50 bars a minute ... camel milk ... Ms Ahmed had left Sudan to study international law in Budapest ... SHARE. ....
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Hungary rejects rule-of-law criteria for EU funding -minister

The Star 24 Jul 2019
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's new justice minister warned Budapest will resist any European Commission effort to condition EU development funding to rule-of-law standards, which Brussels sees as being undermined by the nationalist Hungarian authorities ... ....
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Hungary rejects rule-of-law criteria for EU funding: minister

Yahoo Daily News 24 Jul 2019
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's new justice minister warned Budapest will resist any European Commission effort to condition EU development funding to rule-of-law standards, which Brussels sees as being undermined by the nationalist Hungarian authorities ... Varga denied Hungary was violating rule of law principles....
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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....
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