Budapest is the capital and largest city in Hungary, and one of the largest cities in the European Union. It came to prominence under the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Budapest is the capital and largest city in the Central European country Hungary. It is also one of the largest cities in the European Union. Budapest was a major economic hub under the Ottoman Empire, then came to further prominence under the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which was one of the world's great powers until its fall at the end of World War I. Today, Budapest is inhabited by nearly two million people and is a major tourist destination as well as a financial, economic, and cultural center. This page is an automatic compilation of all DW content relating to Budapest.
Hungary is currently hosting the 20th annual Jewish Cultural Festival. The event got underway after the country’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban pledged to support the Jewish community. But Orban has led a controversial anti-migration campaign and some festival participants are concerned about the future of the country’s Jewish community. Stefan Bos has more from Budapest.
Netanyahu has been caught by journalists imploring central European leaders to campaign for Israel in the EU. Conference organizers quickly cut his microphone when they realized his closed-door comments were broadcast.
The Hungarian parliament has approved a law imposing strict regulations on foreign-funded NGO's, despite protests against the measures. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said the law was necessary to stop foreign funded NGOs interfering with domestic policy. His critics say that this is a move to crackdown on independent voices. Emma Wallis talks to correspondent Stefan Bos in Budapest.
Hungary enacted a new law that may threaten the independence of foreign universities operating there. Michael Ignatieff is rector of one of the largest institutions affected: Central European University (CEU), founded in Budapest by George Soros' Open Society Foundations in 1991.
Budapest: A new national law targeting foreign universities may go into effect today. Central European University (CEU), funded by billionaire Hungarian-American George Soros, is in Prime Minister Orban's crosshairs. The two were not always foes.