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's opposition is in turmoil after the landslide re-election of Prime Minister Viktor Orban whose campaign focused heavily on an anti-immigrant sentiment. His opponents claimed this diverted attention from corruption scandals and social issues. Our correspondent Stefan Bos reports from Budapest.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is expected to win a third term in office when voters head to the polls next week. The firebrand leader has clashed with the EU and the UN over his controversial policies, particularly on the issue of immigration. Inside Europe's Keith Walker spoke with DW Budapest correspondent Stefan Bos.
Hungary's ruling right-wing Fidesz Party has unexpectedly lost a mayoral election in a town considered to be one of its strongholds. The result's a boost for the embattled opposition ahead of April elections. And it follows allegations of corruption involving the inner circle of Hungary’s powerful prime minister Viktor Orbán and possibly Orban himself. Stefan Bos reports from Budapest.
In September the Kiev government passed legislation which specifies that Ukrainian will be the main language used in schools. The move was condemned by Budapest. That’s because Ukraine is home to a significant ethnic Hungarian minority which has its own schools there. And now the dispute could impact Ukraine’s hopes for closer integration with the EU and NATO. Stefan Bos has more from 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.