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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Mike Pence hopes conservatives on Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade

New York Post 23 Sep 2021
More On. abortion. ‘My darkest secret’ ... “We may well have a fresh start in the cause of life in America,” Pence said​ at a conference in Budapest, Hungary, according to ABC News ... Wade ​legalizing abortion. Speaking at the Budapest Demographic Summit, the former veep also raised concerns about falling birth rates.​ ... ....
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First region in Poland abandons anti-LGBT resolution over threats of losing EU funds

Russia Today 23 Sep 2021
The EU has long been at loggerheads with Warsaw and Budapest over the treatment of their LGBT populations. In July, the European Commission announced it was commencing legal procedures against the two central European nations for violating the human rights of this social group....
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This feminist witch introduced California to Goddess worship

Finger Lakes Times 22 Sep 2021
Fiction, yes, but it's easy to see parallels between Baba Boogie and the screenwriter, Zsuzsanna Budapest. For 50 years, Budapest dedicated much of her life to creating and disseminating Dianic Wicca, a feminist, Goddess-centered spirituality she originated in Los Angeles in the 1970s ... "That was their feminism," Budapest said ... Budapest refused....
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To where did Habsburg’s Economic Empire disappear?

Open Access Government 16 Sep 2021
Notwithstanding legal equality between Austria and Hungary the relationship between Vienna and Budapest was – in economic terms – asymmetric ... Given the fanfares and the seeming resolve of new national elites, the business empires once managed from Budapest and Vienna seemed to have been doomed....
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EU chief vows no let-up in democracy battles with Poland, Hungary

Metro USA 15 Sep 2021
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s chief executive on Wednesday vowed no let-up in battles with Poland and Hungary over democratic standards, threatening to take more legal action and block off funds ... The Commission this summer also launched legal action against ......
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Germany’s Merkel seeks to calm Poland’s Nord Stream 2 fears

Metro USA 11 Sep 2021
By Alicja Ptak and Madeline Chambers ... RULE OF LAW. Poland and Hungary are embroiled in a long-running row with the European Union over issues including judicial independence, press freedoms and LGBT rights, a dispute that has intensified with Brussels taking legal action against Warsaw and Budapest ... ....
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‘Ms Nord Stream 2?’: Germany’s Merkel makes difficult last visit to Poland

Metro USA 11 Sep 2021
“I think she’s leaving as Ms Nord Stream 2, from the Polish perspective.” ... CONFLICT. Poland and Hungary are embroiled in a long-running row with Brussels over issues including judicial independence, press freedoms and LGBT rights, a conflict that recently intensified with Brussels taking legal action against Warsaw and Budapest ... ....
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'Ms Nord Stream 2?': Germany's Merkel makes difficult last visit to Poland

Reuters 11 Sep 2021
"I think she's leaving as Ms Nord Stream 2, from the Polish perspective." ... read more ... Poland and Hungary are embroiled in a long-running row with Brussels over issues including judicial independence, press freedoms and LGBT rights, a conflict that recently intensified with Brussels taking legal action against Warsaw and Budapest ... .......
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Minor, yet Worrying Violent Incidents Increase as General Elections Near

Hungary Today 10 Sep 2021
Then one of the event security officers in charge of managing the forum did his job.” Jakab then thanked both the security personnel and the police for their intervention and announced legal proceedings ... This case was actually revealed by the Budapest mayor himself, blaming ......
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Hungary to allow vote on Chinese university

Taipei Times 31 Aug 2021
AFP, BUDAPEST ...The National Election Committee has approved my Fudan referendum question,” Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony wrote on Facebook ... Central European University, founded by liberal Hungary-born US billionaire George Soros, in 2018 said that it was “forced out” of Budapest to Vienna after a bitter legal dispute with Orban....
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Budapest Flights Running Late – Subtle Air Traffic Strike or Just a Coincidence?

Hungary Today 16 Aug 2021
The extended flight paths are the responsibility of no other than Budapest’s air traffic controllers, who have been legally obligated to stay at work after announcing in July that they would go on strike. Flights to Budapest Suddenly Being Extended ... The unions are turning to the International Labor Organization for legal aid....
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Hungary's Decree Sets Terms Of New Anti-LGBT Legislation

Radio Free Europe 08 Aug 2021
The European Commission called the law a “disgrace” and has launched legal action against Budapest over the legislation, saying it is discriminatory and contravenes European values of tolerance and individual freedom....
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Hungary restricts sales of LGBT-themed children's books

Reuters 07 Aug 2021
BUDAPEST, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Hungary ordered shops on Friday to sell children's books seen as promoting homosexuality in "closed wrapping", stepping up restrictions that have set Prime Minister Viktor Orban on a collision course with rights groups and the European Union....
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