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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Thousands Join Budapest Pride March To Protest LGBT Law

Beijing News 25 Jul 2021
The European Commission last week launched legal action against Budapest over the new law, saying it is discriminatory and contravenes European values of tolerance and individual freedom ... The march wound through the center of Budapest and crossed the Danube River, drawing several thousand people from across Hungary and Europe....
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Tensions amid Budapest Pride parade

Taipei Times 25 Jul 2021
AFP, BUDAPEST. Thousands of Hungarians marched in Budapest’s biggest Pride parade on Saturday, amid tension sparked by a series of anti-LGBTQ steps by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban ... People carry flags at the Budapest Pride parade on Saturday ... The move came after the European Commission launched legal action against Budapest over the measure....
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Thousands march for LGBTQ rights in Budapest’s biggest Pride

Al Jazeera 24 Jul 2021
Thousands of Hungarians marched in Budapest’s biggest Pride parade on Saturday, amid tension sparked by a series of anti-gay steps by Prime Minister Viktor Orban ... Orban said on Wednesday that a national vote would be held to gauge domestic support for the law after the European Commission launched legal action against Budapest over the measure....
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Budapest Pride stands up for LGBT rights in Hungary

BBC News 24 Jul 2021
Many of Hungary's EU partners are furious, and the bloc has begun legal action that could affect EU funding for Hungary. Budapest holds this march every year, but the new law has given the 2021 event special importance ... Another sign simply said "Equal rights" ... Related Topics. ....
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Budapest set to hold referendum on LGBTQ+ law in early 2022 after ‘attack’ by Brussels

Russia Today 22 Jul 2021
Also on rt.com Brussels abusing power by taking legal action against Hungary, says Orban, vows 5-question referendum on LGBTQ+ law that drew ire ... The EC announced on July 15 that it was commencing legal action against Hungary for violating LGBTQ+ freedoms, which the body sees as an attack on wider human rights....
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Hungary: PM Orban announces referendum on anti-LGBTQ law

Ruptly 22 Jul 2021
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced a referendum on legislation that limits teaching on LGBTQ issues in schools, during an address in Budapest on Wednesday. The EU began legal proceedings against the law last week ... No date has been set for the vote.ooooooioo. ....
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Hungary calls referendum on controversial LGBTQ law

The Times of India 21 Jul 2021
BUDAPEST. Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orban said Wednesday that a referendum would be held to gauge domestic support for a controversial LGBTQ law, after the European Commission launched legal action against Budapest over the measure ... It has been billed by Budapest as a ......
photo: AP / Bela Szandelszky
FILE - In this June 14, 2021 file photo a drag queen waves a rainbow flag during an LGBT rights demonstration in front of the Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary.
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Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban calls referendum on controversial LGBTQ law

RTE 21 Jul 2021
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that a referendum would be held to gauge domestic support for a controversial LGBTQ law, after the European Commission launched legal action against Budapest over the measure ... It has been billed by Budapest as a way to protect ......
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Hungary's Orban Calls For Referendum Amid Outrage Over Controversial 'Anti-LGBT' Law

Radio Free Europe 21 Jul 2021
Orban made the announcement after the European Commission last week launched legal action against Budapest in relation to amendments that, among other things, bans schools from using ......
photo: European Community / Etienne Ansotte
23 April 2021, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, accompanied by Viktor Orban, Hungarian Prime Minister, to the European Commission, Belgium, Brussels - EC/Berlaymont.
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Hungary plans referendum on child protection issues in battle with EU

Metro USA 21 Jul 2021
BUDAPEST (Reuters) -Hungary announced plans on Wednesday to call a referendum on child protection issues to combat pressure from the European Union over legislation which the bloc says discriminates against LGBT people ... Legal action launched by Brussels last week over the legislation could hold up EU funding for Budapest ... FILE PHOTO ... ....
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Hungary PM Orban pledges referendum on LGBTQ law

Deutsche Welle 21 Jul 2021
Orban said in a live video post that he would hold a vote on whether to push ahead with an anti-LGBTQ law that prompted the European Commission to launch legal action against Budapest ... ....
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Israeli firm’s spyware found on phones worldwide, Post says

Finger Lakes Times 19 Jul 2021
Among the findings is that the spyware was used to target the smartphones of both the wife and the fiancee of murdered Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi ... The government in Budapest neither confirmed nor denied the reports but said any surveillance was done legally, according to the Washington Post ... ....
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