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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Israeli FM Visits His Hungarian Counterpart in Budapest

Hungary Today 17 Jun 2024
Highlighting Hungary’s supportive stance towards Israel, Mr ... Related article. Rule of Law Being Used as a Weapon, Says Head of Israeli Justice Committee in Budapest. Simha Rotman stressed that the rule of law can be used as a weapon against certain countries, such as Hungary.Continue reading. Via MTI; Featured Image. MTI / Heged�s R�bert. .......
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Hungary threatens EU over insane migrant fine media

Beijing News 14 Jun 2024
The bloc's top court has imposed a ?200 million penalty on Budapest for ?deliberately? violating refugee laws. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has threatened Brussels with retaliation after an EU court slapped Budapest with a €200 million ($216 million) fine over its asylum policy, according to national media....
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Why the EU is cracking down on Hungary’s migrant policy

The Spectator 14 Jun 2024
The fine it imposed was a good deal bigger than even the EU Commission had demanded, because, as the Court put it, Budapest had been guilty of ‘an unprecedented and exceptionally serious infringement of EU law’ and its conduct was ‘a significant threat to the unity of EU law and to the principle of equality of the member states.’ Most popular....
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Hungary threatens EU over ‘insane’ migrant fine – media

Russia Today 14 Jun 2024
The bloc’s top court has imposed a €200 million penalty on Budapest for “deliberately” violating refugee laws. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has threatened Brussels with retaliation after an EU court slapped Budapest with a €200 million ($216 million) fine over its asylum policy, according to national media....
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The EU is punishing Hungary for rebelling against mass migration

AOL 14 Jun 2024
In 2020 Budapest passed a law saying those wishing to apply for asylum would have to do so from its embassies in Belgrade or Kyiv and it has detained those who have made applications in transit camps between border fences ... This policy was denounced as illegal by the European Court whose rulings Budapest has simply ignored....
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EU Orders Daily Fine on Hungary Until Orban Allows the Country to be Flooded with ...

The Unz Review 14 Jun 2024
... in what was described as an “unprecedented” breach of EU law by the bloc’s highest court. The European court of justice in Luxembourg also ordered Budapest to pay €1m a day until it complies with EU laws guaranteeing refugees the right to claim asylum inside Hungarian borders....
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ECJ to fine Hungary €1m a day until it complies with EU refugee laws

The Guardian 13 Jun 2024
European court also orders Budapest to pay €200m for ‘unprecedented’ breach of rules Hungary ......
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Top EU court fines Hungary $216 million for flouting asylum law

Korea Times 13 Jun 2024
... EU law.” ... But the European Commission, which is responsible for monitoring the 27 EU member states’ compliance with their shared laws, took the view that Budapest had still not complied and requested the European Court of Justice to fine Hungary, the ECJ said Thursday....
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Hungary fined €200m for non-compliance with asylum law

Philenews 13 Jun 2024
The Court found that Budapest failed to execute one of its rulings from December 2020, which condemned ......
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European Court of Justice fines Hungary 200 million euros for failing to comply with asylum rules

Newsday 13 Jun 2024
... of EU law.” ... But the European Commission, which is responsible for monitoring the 27 EU member states’ compliance with their shared laws, took the view that Budapest had still not complied and requested the European Court of Justice to fine Hungary, the ECJ said Thursday....
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Hungary to be fined €1m a day until it complies with EU law on migrants

AOL 13 Jun 2024
Budapest was hit with a £169 million fine for breaking EU asylum law and warned there would be additional daily fines until it observes the rules ... In December 2020, the European court said that Hungary broke EU laws on granting asylum and deportation of illegal migrants....
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EU court fines Hungary for not following asylum laws

The News International 13 Jun 2024
The EU´s top court on Thursday fined Hungary 200 million euros ($216 million) and imposed a daily one-million-euro penalty for failing to follow the bloc´s asylum laws and illegally deporting migrants, a decision Budapest slammed ......
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EU fines Hungary €200 million for flouting asylum laws

France24 13 Jun 2024
The EU’s top court on Thursday fined Hungary 200 million euros ($216 million) and imposed a daily one-million-euro penalty for failing to follow the bloc’s asylum laws and illegally deporting migrants, a decision Budapest slammed as “unacceptable” ... ....

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