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 wrong to ban refugee support: EU adviser

Urdu Point 25 Feb 2021
... government once again falling foul of European law. In 2018, Budapest brought in a law to refuse an asylum application if the would-be refugee had crossed a safe country on his or her way to Hungary....
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Hungary broke EU law on treatment and processing of migrants, says top European court’s advocate general

Russia Today 25 Feb 2021
The EU’s advocate general has delivered a damming opinion on Hungary’s treatment and processing of migrants following its 2018 reforms, noting that Budapest failed to fulfill its obligations under European law ... Also on rt.com Hungary dismisses ruling after top EU court finds Orban’s government broke asylum laws....
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EU Gives Hungary 2 Months to Change Country's Law on NGOs - Commission

Urdu Point 18 Feb 2021
The European Commission gave Hungary two months to adjust its law on ... Budapest insists that the law was passed simply to ensure transparency of foreign-funded organizations operating within its borders....
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EU moves to fine Hungary for flouting ruling on NGO law

The Journal 18 Feb 2021
The step comes after the EU's top court ruled that restrictions imposed by the government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on the foreign financing of independent groups are incompatible with the 27-nation bloc's law ... Hungary, meanwhile, suggested that it might repeal the law ... Spike reported from Budapest....
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EU Gives Hungary Two Months To Change Law On 'Foreign-Funded' NGOs Or Face Penalties

Radio Free Europe 18 Feb 2021
The European Commission, the bloc's executive arm, sent a letter to Budapest on February 18 saying it had two months to implement changes after the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled last year that the 2017 law "introduced discriminatory and unjustified ......
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Worried by ‘systemic irregularities’, EU ties recovery funds to Hungary procurement reform

Metro USA 12 Feb 2021
The bloc wants outright changes to Hungary’s public procurement laws, according to the Jan ... Budapest, which has battled with EU authorities over rule of law issues in the past, said on Feb ... Reuters originally reported on Feb.8 that the Commission had told Hungary it must reform public procurement laws to qualify for recovery funds....
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REVIEW - EU's Lofty Recovery Plans, Mammoth Budgets, Beset With Pitfalls

Urdu Point 10 Feb 2021
Poland and Hungary, in line to be the biggest beneficiaries of the handouts, took the agreement hostage with demands of being exempt from the EU's rule of law mechanism. Warsaw and Budapest successfully forced the hand of Brussels and delayed the implementation of the mechanism, ......
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Hungary's Last Independent Radio Loses Appeal On License, Forced Off Air

Radio Free Europe 09 Feb 2021
BUDAPEST -- Hungary's last independent radio station has lost an appeal to keep its license after the country’s media regulator said it had violated a compulsory registration law ... Klubradio broadcasts mainly in Budapest ... registration law by twice submitting documents late....
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Drone law in Hungary stifles reporting, journalists say

Manila Standard Today 09 Feb 2021
While that criminal case was eventually dropped by prosecutors, it came as a new law was adopted that Horn is convinced is aimed at hindering such investigations ... “That makes it harder for journalists to investigate suspected misuse of public money and EU funds,” Horn told AFP at Atlatszo’s office in Budapest....
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Hungary’s Clampdown on Independent Media Is Almost Complete

Vice 09 Feb 2021
Klubrádió, a Budapest-based talk and news station that’s one of a dwindling number of Hungarian media outlets willing to criticise the government, lost its legal appeal Tuesday against a decision by the country’s media regulator not to renew its licence....
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EU tells Hungary to reform procurement laws, cites systemic fraud

Hindustan Times 08 Feb 2021
Budapest, which has had a series of battles with EU authorities over rule of law issues, is due to get nearly 6.3 billion euros in free grants from the recovery scheme if its spending plan is proposed by an end-of-April deadline, and then accepted by Brussels and other EU countries....
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Exclusive: Worried by ‘systemic’ fraud, EU ties recovery funds to Hungary procurement reform

Metro USA 08 Feb 2021
Budapest, which has had a series of battles with EU authorities over rule of law issues, is due to get nearly 6.3 billion euros in free grants from the recovery scheme if its spending plan is proposed by an end-of-April deadline, and then accepted by Brussels and other EU countries....
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