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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Parl. Passes Controversial New Housing Law Allowing Council Apartments to Be Sold Underpriced

Hungary Today 17 Jun 2021
The scope of the law would also have covered the high-value municipal apartments rented in Budapest’s Castle District and several historic houses. Böröcz argued that legal changes are necessary to enable tens of thousands of Hungarian families and tenants to acquire a home ... Tárnok Street, Budapest’s Castle District....
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Gov’t Passes Bill on Fudan Hungary While Rejecting Relevance of Debate

Hungary Today 16 Jun 2021
Fudan University Reaches Legality in Hungary ... Fudan University Budapest Comes Under Fire in National Assembly. A clear divide has been drawn in the National Assembly on the ruling to legalize the establishment of the Chinese Fudan University’s Budapest campus ... Budapest Is Not On Board with National Assembly....
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Orbán: Hungary-China Cooperation Needed in “New Economic Order”

Hungary Today 11 Jun 2021
Prime Minister Orbán does not believe the “anti-China rhetoric” of opposition Párbeszéd leader and Budapest mayor Gergely Karácsony can significantly damage relations between Hungary and China ... A clear divide has been drawn in the National Assembly on the ruling to legalize the establishment of the Chinese Fudan University’s Budapest campus....
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Germany calls on EU to scrap members’ veto right on bloc’s foreign policy decisions

Russia Today 07 Jun 2021
At the time, Maas slammed Budapest’s decision to block a statement accusing China of cracking down on “democracy” in Hong Kong as “absolutely incomprehensible.” ... The EU has already attempted to force the dissenting governments in both Budapest and Warsaw into line....
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Fudan University Budapest Comes Under Fire in National Assembly

Hungary Today 28 May 2021
A clear divide has been drawn in the National Assembly on the ruling to legalize the establishment of the Chinese Fudan University’s Budapest campus ... Outside of Parliament, a developing consultation of Budapest citizens gains increasing support from opposition parties and non-governmental organizations....
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Orbán: Covid Will Find Even The Very Last Unprotected Person

Hungary Today 28 May 2021
... itself behind the back of the mayor of Budapest” ... Fudan University Budapest Comes Under Fire in National Assembly. A clear divide has been drawn in the National Assembly on the ruling to legalize the establishment of the Chinese Fudan University’s Budapest campus....
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Immunity Certificate App Works Smoothly but Some Issues Need to Be Solved

Hungary Today 20 May 2021
Zoltán Hanga, spokesman for the Budapest Zoo, said they would accept the mobile certificate. “Our aim is to ensure that everyone who meets the legal requirements (i.e ... Cinemas can also be visited with the mobile app, confirmed Ágnes Répás, Head of Communications at Budapest ......
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Still No Compromise on Fudan and Student City Between Gov’t and Budapest

Hungary Today 18 May 2021
Budapest leadership ... Now that the special legal order makes organization of referendums difficult, Krisztina Baranyi said they aim to organize an online consultation for Budapest residents, similar to the government’s national consultations....
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Opposition DK Cites ‘Weaponisation’ of State Audit Office

Hungary Today 17 May 2021
The party successfully sued the state auditor to release documentation that it said would exonerate it of alleged wrongdoing, and a Budapest court also instructed �SZ to pay the party’s legal costs, DK’s director, L�szl� Sebi�n-Petrovszki, told a press briefing streamed on Facebook on Sunday....
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Hungarians worry Chinese University buying influence

Asiatimes 06 May 2021
Budapest’s liberal mayor Gergely Karacsony has also blasted “Chinese influence-buying” in Hungary and urged Orban not to force projects on the capital against its will ... In late 2018, the Central European University, founded by liberal US billionaire George Soros, said it was “forced out” of Budapest to Vienna after a bitter legal dispute with Orban....
photo: European Community / Etienne Ansotte
On 23 April 2021, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, receives the visit of Viktor Orban, Hungarian Prime Minister, to the European Commission
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Chinese university campus plan meets resistance in Budapest

The Jakarta Post 05 May 2021
Fudan provides China with "a foothold to spread its influence in Europe", the US embassy in Budapest warned last week ... In late 2018, the Central European University, founded by liberal US billionaire George Soros, said it was "forced out" of Budapest to Vienna after a bitter legal dispute with Orban....
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Hungary leader grudgingly yields to EU over discriminatory laws

Business Day 21 Apr 2021
BudapestHungary’s government submitted legislation to tweak laws that underpinned its attacks against foreign-funded universities and civil society groups that the EU’s top court struck down for violating the bloc’s rules ... The law forced the formerly Budapest-based university to move its headquarters to Vienna....
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Geothermal District Heating Project Starting in Budapest

Hungary Today 31 Mar 2021
A project to introduce geothermal district heating to Budapest could cut carbon dioxide emissions by 21,000 tonnes each year, Főtáv Nonprofit said on Wednesday ... The project’s first phase covers mapping possible sites, obtaining the necessary permits as well as technical, economic and legal preparation, the statement said....
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