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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EU finds way to punish Orban for Moscow trip Politico

Beijing News 15 Jul 2024
The bloc's foreign ministers reportedly plan to snub a high-profile summit in Budapest ... "If there's a formal foreign affairs council, organized by the high representative [Borrell] the same day, the ministers won't be able to go to Budapest," an unnamed EU diplomat told Politico....
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Hungary's Orbán faces backlash over rogue 'peace mission' meetings with Western adversaries

Detroit news 12 Jul 2024
Budapest, HungaryHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has made a Trumpian vow to "Make Europe Great Again" during his country's six-month presidency of the European Union ... The EU has held up over $20 billion in funds to Budapest over allegations that Hungary has violated the bloc's standards on democracy, the rule of law and corruption....
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Hungary's Orb\u00e1n faces backlash over his rogue 'peace mission' meetings with Western adversaries

Colorado Springs Gazette 12 Jul 2024
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has made a Trumpian vow to “Make Europe Great Again” during his country's six-month presidency of the European Union ... The EU has held up over $20 billion in funds to Budapest over allegations that Hungary has violated the bloc's standards on democracy, the rule of law and corruption....
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Hungary’s Orbán faces backlash over his rogue ‘peace mission’ meetings with Western adversaries

The Los Angeles Times 12 Jul 2024
... high-level meetings in Budapest that could bring him some recognition in a period where he desperately needs it ... The EU has held up over $20 billion in funds to Budapest over allegations that Hungary has violated the bloc's standards on democracy, the rule of law and corruption....
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Hungary's Orbán faces backlash over 'peace mission' meetings

Naharnet 12 Jul 2024
Péter Krekó, an analyst with the Budapest-based think tank Political Capital, said that Hungary's rotating ... The EU has held up over $20 billion in funds to Budapest over allegations that Hungary has violated the bloc's standards on democracy, the rule of law and corruption....
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Hungary’s Orbán faces backlash over his rogue meetings with Western adversaries and Trump

The Day 12 Jul 2024
Budapest, HungaryHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has made a Trumpian vow to “Make Europe Great Again” during his country's six-month presidency of the European Union ... The EU has held up over $20 billion in funds to Budapest over allegations that Hungary has violated the bloc's standards on democracy, the rule of law and corruption....
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Hungary's Orb�n faces backlash over his rogue 'peace mission' meetings with Western adversaries

Springfield News-Sun 09 Jul 2024
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has made a Trumpian vow to "Make Europe Great Again" during his country's six-month presidency of the European Union ... The EU has held up over $20 billion in funds to Budapest over allegations that Hungary has violated the bloc's standards on democracy, the rule of law and corruption....
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Hungary's Russia-friendly leader is in Ukraine. It's his first visit since the war began

The Joplin Globe 04 Jul 2024
The bloc has frozen more than $20 billion in funding to Budapest over alleged rule-of-law and corruption violations, and Orbán has conducted numerous anti-EU campaigns depicting it as an overcentralized, repressive organization ... Spike reported from Budapest, Hungary....
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Orbán backs truce on 1st Ukraine visit

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 03 Jul 2024
... as Budapest has repeatedly leaned toward Moscow ... The bloc has frozen more than $20 billion in funding to Budapest over alleged rule-of-law and corruption violations, and Orbán has conducted numerous anti-EU campaigns depicting it as an overcentralized, repressive organization....
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Hungary's leader is in Ukraine. It's the first visit by Russia’s top EU ally since the war began

Moosejaw Today 02 Jul 2024
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister ... The bloc has frozen more than $20 billion in funding to Budapest over alleged rule-of-law and corruption violations, and Orbán has conducted numerous anti-EU campaigns depicting it as an overcentralized, repressive organization....
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Hungary’s Leader in Ukraine for Talks With Zelensky

Hamodia 02 Jul 2024
BUDAPEST (AP) — ... The bloc has frozen more than $20 billion in funding to Budapest over alleged rule-of-law and corruption violations, and Orbán has conducted numerous anti-EU communications campaigns depicting it as an overcentralized, repressive organization ... ....
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Hungary’s Putin-Friendly Leader Makes Rare Ukraine Visit to Talk Peace

Time 02 Jul 2024
BUDAPESTHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was in Kyiv on Tuesday for talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr ... The bloc has frozen more than $20 billion in funding to Budapest over alleged rule-of-law and corruption violations, and Orbán has conducted numerous anti-E.U....
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