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Budapest: Capital of Hungary
Budapest is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary, and the ninth-largest city in the European Union by population within city limits. The city has an estimated population of 1,752,286 over a land area of about 525 square kilometres. Budapest is both a city and county, and forms the centre of the Budapest metropolitan area, which has an area of 7,626 square kilometres and a population of 3,303,786, comprising 33% of the population of Hungary.

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Hungary and Poland block EU's COVID-19 recovery package over new rule of law drive [Video]

Hungary and Poland block EU's COVID-19 recovery package over new rule of law drive

Budapest and Warsaw governments are threatening to veto the EU budget and recovery fund over proposals to link access to cash with the respect of the rule of law.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:19Published
Last orders in Budapest before closure of bars and restaurants as virus cases soar [Video]

Last orders in Budapest before closure of bars and restaurants as virus cases soar

Bars and restaurants have closed for 30 days from 11 November in HungaryView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Blaze of glory for Russia on the final round of the 2020 Budapest Grand Slam [Video]

Blaze of glory for Russia on the final round of the 2020 Budapest Grand Slam

The 2020 version of the Budapest Grand Slam saw Russia end in apotheosis on the final round of the competition, as the fighters of Eastern Europe dominated the three men's categories of the day. View..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:00Published
A Michelin-starred meal on a Ferris wheel [Video]

A Michelin-starred meal on a Ferris wheel

Hit by a plunge in turnover after foreign tourists vanished, Michelin-starred Hungarian restaurant Costes has staged a skyline dining event on the Budapest Eye ferris wheel to generate sales in a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published
Hungary's Budapest marathon goes ahead despite coronavirus fears [Video]

Hungary's Budapest marathon goes ahead despite coronavirus fears

Hungary's 35th annual Budapest marathon took place despite fears over coronavirus resulting in a much lower turnout than usualView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:52Published
Europe's week: A row over rule of law and fears over the culture sector's future [Video]

Europe's week: A row over rule of law and fears over the culture sector's future

In this edition we look at how relations between Brussels and Budapest soured over democratic values, and also at how the cultural sector can be revived post-pandemic.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 07:02Published

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Hungary: Protesters rally against university 'takeover' in Budapest

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Hungary to start easing coronavirus curbs in capital from Monday

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Hungary to start lifting lockdown in Budapest from Monday: PM Orban

Hungary will gradually lift coronavirus restrictions in Budapest from Monday, two weeks after it ended the lockdown in the rest of the country, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday.
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Hungary flags some easing of virus restrictions in Budapest next week

Hungary's government is considering some easing of restrictions to contain the spread of coronavirus in Budapest from next week due to a decline in the number of infections, Prime Minister Viktor..
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Hungary eases coronavirus restrictions outside Budapest

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday lifted some restrictions outside Budapest imposed to contain the coronavirus outbreak, saying shops and restaurant terraces will be allowed to reopen..
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Free pizzas, free housing: Hungarians respond to crisis with acts of kindness

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Fed Cup Finals postponed because of coronavirus

The Fed Cup Finals, scheduled to take place in Budapest next month, are postponed because of coronavirus.
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Danube boat accident: Cruise ship captain goes on trial

The cruise ship collided with a small tourist boat on the Danube in Budapest, killing 28.
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Danube ship captain goes on trial over crash that killed 27 in Budapest

A ship captain involved in the worst accident in more than half a century on the Danube River went on trial in Hungary on Wednesday over the crash in Budapest that killed 25 South Korean tourists and..
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Hungary begins trial of Ukrainian captain involved in 2019 Danube crash

A Hungarian court began the trial on Wednesday of a Ukrainian boat captain involved in a crash on the Danube River in Budapest last year that killed 25 Korean tourists and two Hungarian crew, the worst..
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Pain still acute as Hungary's Jews mark liberation of Budapest ghetto

Hungarian Jews on Friday marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Budapest ghetto and the end of the Holocaust, which killed more than 500,000 Jews and destroyed a once-vibrant Jewish..
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Hungary to block Ukraine's NATO membership over language law

Hungary's foreign minister on Wednesday said Budapest would block Ukraine's membership in NATO until Kiev restored the rights that ethnic Hungarians had before a language law curbed minorities' access..
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Judge seen as politically independent gets oversight post in Hungary

Hungary's top judicial body on Wednesday approved the nomination of a Budapest judge to run its courts oversight office, calling it a step "in a good direction" amid concerns about increased political..
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Hungarian president names Budapest judge to lead powerful judiciary office

Hungary's president on Monday nominated a Budapest judge to head the country's powerful judiciary office for the next nine years, amid concerns that nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban might be..
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PM Orban says joining TurkStream gas pipeline 'the sooner the better' for Hungary

Joining the TurkStream gas pipeline is a priority for Hungary, as it would open up an alternative supply route for Russian gas, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday after meeting..
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New Budapest mayor says his win is blueprint to challenge Orban

The newly elected mayor of Budapest on Wednesday said his victory in municipal elections on Sunday is a blueprint for beating Hungarian premier Viktor Orban's Fidesz party, which has ruled in an..
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Budapest election: Hungary's Orban in shock defeat

The poll represents the first electoral blow to the nationalist prime minister in nearly a decade.
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Hungary's opposition wins Budapest election, makes gains in other cities

Hungary's opposition scored its biggest election victory in a decade on Sunday when liberal challenger Gergely Karacsony ousted ruling-party incumbent Istvan Tarlos as mayor of Budapest and opposition..
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Hungary opposition looks set to win Budapest mayoral race

Hungarian opposition challenger Gergely Karacsony looked on track to defeat ruling party incumbent Istvan Tarlos in the Budapest mayoral election on Sunday, preliminary results showed.
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Hungary's Orban nominates Oliver Varhelyi for EU Commissioner job

Hungary's top EU envoy in Brussels, Oliver Varhelyi, will step in as Budapest's candidate for European commissioner, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told a news conference on Monday, confirming..
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Hungary finds African swine fever in wild boar near Budapest

Hungary's national food safety authority Nebih has found five cases of African swine fever in wild boar carcasses near Budapest, it said on Sunday.
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Budapest mayor challenger sees intimidation attempt behind leaked audio

A leftist's bid to wrest the political leadership in Hungary's capital from the ruling Fidesz party suffered a blow on Thursday with the leak of a taped conversation in which the opposition candidate..
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British man died after pedestrian crossing crash in Budapest

The 23-year-old man was on holiday when he was hit by a car on a pedestrian crossing, inquest hears.
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Hungary charges former swimming executive with murder of business rival

Hungarian prosecutors charged former international swimming executive Tamas Gyarfas on Tuesday with ordering the murder of a business rival in Budapest more than two decades ago, prosecutors said in a..
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EU takes Hungary to court for criminalizing help for asylum seekers

The European Union executive on Thursday took Hungary to court over a law that makes it a crime to help asylum seekers, the latest in many running battles between Brussels and Budapest on migration,..
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Smartwings passenger plane makes emergency landing in Budapest

An airplane operated by Czech airline Smartwings made an emergency landing shortly after takeoff at Budapest's Liszt Ferenc Airport on Thursday after its landing gear was damaged, a spokesman for..
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Liberal wins Budapest primary to face Orban's Fidesz in mayoral election

The first formal primary in Hungary's history, for Budapest's mayoral election, wrapped up on Wednesday as the opposition joined forces to try to wrest political leadership in the capital from Prime..
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Captain in fatal Budapest boat crash was sober at the time: police

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Four eastern EU states to discuss top jobs, keen to boost their influence

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Cruise ship captain bailed in Hungary after fatal accident

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Hungarian tourist boat salvaged, two weeks after fatal accident

Hungarian salvage crews recovered four bodies on Tuesday as they raised the wreck of a boat from the Danube River in Budapest, two weeks after it capsized with a group of South Korean tourists on..
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Four bodies found as salvage crews lift capsized Hungarian boat

Salvage crews recovered four bodies on Tuesday as they slowly lifted the wreck of a boat two weeks after it capsized on the Danube River in Budapest with a group of South Korean tourists on board,..
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Hungary tourist accident: Operation to raise capsized boat begins

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Salvage crews begin lifting Hungarian boat sunk in Danube

Salvage crews began raising the wreck of a Hungarian boat that capsized on the Danube river in Budapest last month, killing 26 South Korean tourists and two Hungarian crew, Reuters TV reported from the..
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Salvage crews aim to lift boat sunk in Danube with 28 dead

Hungarian salvage crews prepared on Monday to raise the wreck of a pleasure boat that capsized on the Danube river in Budapest, killing 26 South Korean tourists and two local crew.
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Captain involved in Danube boat collision was not captain in Dutch accident: Viking Cruises

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Hungary tourist boat accident: Captain also involved in Dutch boat crash

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Captain of vessel in Danube boat collision had previous accident: prosecutors

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South Korea could start returning bodies from Budapest boat disaster

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Rescuers recover body from wrecked Hungarian tourist boat

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Body found 100 km downstream after Hungary river disaster

A body was pulled from the Danube more than 100 km downstream from Budapest, officials said on Monday, the first apparent victim recovered since the night of a boat crash presumed to have killed 28..
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Body pulled from Danube river south of Budapest: Korean diplomat

Hungarian authorities have pulled a body from the Danube river more than 100 kilometers downriver from Budapest, the South Korean embassy's Defense Attache Shun-Keun Song told reporters on Monday.
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