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Hungary: Country located in Central Europe
Hungary is a country in Central Europe. Spanning 93,030 square kilometres (35,920 sq mi) in the Carpathian Basin, it borders Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Romania to the east and southeast, Serbia to the south, Croatia and Slovenia to the southwest, and Austria to the west. With about 10 million inhabitants, Hungary is a medium-sized member state of the European Union. The official language is Hungarian, which is the most widely spoken Uralic language in the world, and among the few non-Indo-European languages to be widely spoken in Europe. Hungary's capital and largest city is Budapest; other major urban areas include Debrecen, Szeged, Miskolc, Pécs, and Győr.

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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..

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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

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European Commission widens its horizons in crackdown on corruption and abuse of law [Video]

European Commission widens its horizons in crackdown on corruption and abuse of law

The issue of the rule of law has become a central issue in the European Union over the last decade. Up until recently, the spotlight was mainly on concerns over Hungary and Poland. But now the European..

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Hungary calls for EU's Jourova to quit over 'sick democracy' comment [Video]

Hungary calls for EU's Jourova to quit over 'sick democracy' comment

Orban's spokesperson Zoltan Kovacs said that Jourova's comments were "inappropriate and unacceptable".

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Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic 'oppose EU's new migration pact' [Video]

Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic 'oppose EU's new migration pact'

"We must ensure that the external borders of the EU and the Schengen Area remain perfectly sealed along all section," a spokesman for the Hungarian Prime Minister said.View on euronews

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Fans shrug off health fears ahead of Super Cup [Video]

Fans shrug off health fears ahead of Super Cup

Football fans began to arrive on Thursday (September 24) in the Hungarian capital Budapest for Europe's first major match open to fans since the COVID-19 pandemic began, just as much of the continent..

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Hungary, UEFA taking big risk having fans at Super Cup final says health expert [Video]

Hungary, UEFA taking big risk having fans at Super Cup final says health expert

A leading Hungarian epidemiologist believes allowing 20,000 fans to watch the UEFA Super Cup in Budapest is a huge risk.

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New EU Migration Pact requires member states to take more migrants from frontline nations [Video]

New EU Migration Pact requires member states to take more migrants from frontline nations

EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson says she's already bracing for tough resistance from Hungary, Poland and northern European nations.

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Air bridges: Portugal and Hungary added to England's quarantine list [Video]

Air bridges: Portugal and Hungary added to England's quarantine list

A list of countries and territories in Europe from which people don't need toquarantine on arrival in England, as it's announced that arrivals fromPortugal and Hungary will have to quarantine for 14..

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