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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MTV event a stand for LGBTQ rights

Taipei Times 21 Oct 2021
The Europe Music Awards will still be held in Budapest next month to challenge Hungary’s recent anti-gay and trans laws ... Demonstrators march on July 24 during the annual Pride parade in Budapest ... Demonstrators protest against Hungary’s anti-LGBTQ policies in Budapest on June 14....

Poland rule-of-law row to dominate EU summit

Urdu Point 21 Oct 2021
Brussels, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21st Oct, 2021 ) .An explosive EU row with Poland over its rejection of some of the bloc's laws is set to overshadow a two-day summit of European Union leaders starting Thursday, officials said ... "We have always been at the forefront on (defending) rule of law."...

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The Hollywood Reporter 21 Oct 2021
Show additional share options. Show additional share options. UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer and ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish discussed the seemingly endless number of deals swirling in the entertainment industry on Thursday ... TV MTV to Counter Hungary's Anti-Gay Law as EMAs in Budapest Will "Stand in Solidarity" With LGBTQ+ Community ... .......

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The Times of India 20 Oct 2021
The organisers of the award show announced on Wednesday, that the show will go according to plan and will be held in Budapest next month. This will also be a show of solidarity with Hungary's LGBTQ+ community following a law banning the "display and promotion of homosexuality" among under -18s....

Justin Bieber leads the 2021 MTV EMAs with EIGHT nominations as Doja Cat and Lil ...

The Daily Mail 20 Oct 2021
The 2021 MTV EMAs will take place at the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna in Hungary ... around the world' after the country passed a law in June banning content deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change on primtime television ... MTV EMAs Budapest to Counter Hungary Anti-Gay Law....

MTV to host event in Hungary in solidarity with beleaguered LGBTQ community

Business Day 19 Oct 2021
LondonMTV is going ahead with plans to hold its Europe Music Awards in Budapest in November, it said on Tuesday, to show solidarity with Hungary's LGBTQ+ community following a June law banning the “display and promotion of homosexuality” among under-18s....

M. Night Shyamalan Named 2022 Berlin Film Fest Jury President

The Hollywood Reporter 19 Oct 2021
Show additional share options. Show additional share options. M. Night Shyamalan is the surprise choice to head up the international competition jury for the 2022 Berlin International Film Festival ... 10-20 ... Related Stories. TV MTV to Counter Hungary's Anti-Gay Law as EMAs in Budapest Will "Stand in Solidarity" With LGBTQ+ Community ... .......

HBO Max Names Canal+ Executive Head of French Originals

The Hollywood Reporter 19 Oct 2021
Show additional share options. Show additional share options ... Antony Root, head of original production for WarnerMedia EMEA, made the announcement on Tuesday ... Related Stories. Movie News M ... TV MTV to Counter Hungary's Anti-Gay Law as EMAs in Budapest Will "Stand in Solidarity" With LGBTQ+ Community ... .......

Focus on freedoms in Slovenia triggers EU Twitter spat

Metro USA 15 Oct 2021
... respect for the rule of law ahead of an EU summit next week ... The bloc has held up disbursements from its post-pandemic recovery fund to Hungary and Poland because of feuding over Budapest’s approach to LGBTQ rights and Warsaw’s challenge to the supremacy of EU law....

Democracy Digest: Irony Alive and Well in Poland and Hungary

Balkan Insight 15 Oct 2021
Ten member states as well as the European Commission itself will be opposing the Warsaw-Budapest tandem, who argue that the definition of the rule of law is too vague and the mechanism merely replicates the already ongoing Article 7 procedure, but gives Brussels more room for manoeuvre while also scrapping the right of veto by member states....

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2021

The Algemeiner 13 Oct 2021
Law professor ... of Law ... We were segregated by law ... As a professor of public international law at the University of Budapest, Kovács is a recognized expert on various aspects of international humanitarian law, including the development and limits of international jurisprudence....

‘Fake news’: Polish PM slams opposition for spreading lies about desire for EU ‘Polexit’ amid ...

Russia Today 12 Oct 2021
Poland’s prime minister has accused the opposition of spreading “fake news” about the country’s supposed desire for ‘Polexit’, following a ruling that Warsaw’s law reigns supreme over Brussels’, stirring concern in the bloc. Speaking on Tuesday at a summit in Budapest with the ......

Hungary, Poland fight EU in court over budget conditions

Urdu Point 11 Oct 2021
... week when Poland's top court ruled that EU law was unconstitutional ... Warsaw and Budapest were the intended targets of this new mechanism because of their recurrent disputes with the EU over the rule-of-law -- and they went to the EU's highest court in March to have it annulled....