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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‘It is too dangerous’: father of Italian antifascist held in Hungary fears for her safety

The Observer 18 Feb 2024
As a far-right march commemorating Nazi forces in the the second world war passed through Budapest on Sunday, a mural was painted on a wall imagining the death by hanging of the Italian anti-fascist activist Ilaria Salis ... Ilaria Salis appears in court in Budapest last month....
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Hungary, EU Face Off Over New 'Sovereignty Protection' Law

Voa News 09 Feb 2024
... Union instigated legal action against Budapest Wednesday....
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Hungary and EU Face Off Over New Sovereign Defense Law

Beijing News 08 Feb 2024
budapest, hungary - Hungary has rejected criticism of its new sovereignty protection law after the European Union instigated legal action against Budapest on Wednesday over concerns the legislation breaches basic democratic rights ... Miklos Ligeti, head of legal affairs at ......
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European Commission launches legal proceedings against Hungary over national sovereignty law

Jurist 08 Feb 2024
The European Commission on Wednesday launched an infringement procedure against Hungary regarding the country’s national sovereignty law passed last December, claiming the new legislation violates EU law ... The legal action comes amid tense relations between Budapest and Brussels ... The US government also criticized the new law ... .......
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The EU launches legal action against Hungary over new law accused of targeting critics

Wtop 07 Feb 2024
The European Commission, which monitors the application of legislation across the 27 EU member countries, said Hungary’s measure “violates several provisions” of the bloc’s law and that it sent a letter of formal notice to Budapest, the first step in legal action....
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The EU launches legal action against Hungary over new national sovereignty law

Killeen Daily Herald 07 Feb 2024
The European Commission, which monitors the application of legislation across the 27 EU member countries, said Hungary's measure “violates several provisions” of the bloc’s law and that it sent a letter of formal notice to Budapest, the first step in legal action ... and Budapest....

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