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.
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.
In Hungary, a heated political debate is underway over gender equality. The government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban wants to stop financing — and possibly ban — gender studies at universities. Critics say it's a "dangerous precedent" for state intervention. But the government says employers aren't interested in graduates from the subject. Stefan Bos reports from Budapest.
Hungary passed a law during the week criminalizing aid groups that help migrants. It will also be more difficult for migrants to enter the EU member state. The laws are part of a plan by Hungary's anti-migration populist prime minister to limit the influx into Europe of mainly Muslim migrants. As Stefan Bos reports from Budapest, there is a lot of concern about Hungary's new legislation.
Viktor Orban was elected to a third term in office last month, and his Fidesz party now has a super majority, meaning it can amend the constitution. Many fear Hungary is sliding toward authoritarian rule. Some are even considering packing their bags. We hear from two young women with very different views on the future of their country.
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.