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.
Evidence of one of Hungary's darkest chapters may soon be brought to the surface. Israeli divers will start searching for the human remains of thousands of Jews, shot and killed by Hungarian fascists near the Danube River in Budapest during World War II. It's taken years for the Hungarian and Israeli governments to reach agreement on this recovery operation. Stefan Bos reports from Budapest.
Thousands of Hungarians took to the streets in a second day of protests in the capital Budapest. They are furious about the government's decision to allow employers to demand up to 400 hours of overtime from workers.
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The Budapest based Central European University this week said it has been forced out of Hungary and will move students and campus across the border to Vienna. It's the culmination of a long campaign by the nationalist government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban against the university's founder, Hungarian born US-based philanthropist George Soros. Kerry Skyring reports.
Students have marched in support of a university founded by US-Hungarian billionaire George Soros in Budapest. Central European University has said it will move abroad unless a government legal dispute is resolved.
The Hungarian government of Hungary is under pressure to tackle state corruption involving billions of euros in EU funding. Opposition groups and activists have launched several anti-graft campaigns. One aims to force Hungary into joining the European Public Prosecutors Office while another wants to empower the EU to better implement its anti-graft measures. Stefan Bos reports from Budapest.
A law has come into force in Hungary that effectively bans homelessness, despite an international outcry. Sleeping rough had already been made a finable offense there in 2013. But now the police have more powers to detain people and even destroy their personal belongings. The legislation will impact thousands of people. Stefan Bos reports from Budapest.