by Bella Glidewell
Current Events In Hungary
*Hungary looks to Turkey for gas supplies to Europe after South Stream bust...
After meeting Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu and Energy Minister Taner Yildiz, Szijjártó told a press conference in the Turkish capital city that Moscow is currently in talks with Ankara on shipping gas originally destined for the South Stream pipeline to Turkey
In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin unexpectedly announced in Turkey that Moscow pulled the plug on the USD 40 billion South Stream plan to supply gas to southern Europe without crossing Ukraine, citing EU objections. Instead he named Turkey as Russia’s preferred partner for an alternative pipeline. Hungary gets most of its gas from Russia via Ukraine
This fortress sits atop a plateau, known as Gellért Hill, named after the missionary who brought Christianity to the area. At 770 feet (235 meters) high, Gellért Hill is one of the highest spots in Budapest. The structure was built in 1854 as a defense during the Hapsburg monarchy. Roughly 100 years later, the Russians occupied it during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.