A wave of optimism swept Hungary eight years ago when the country joined the European Union. Now, as a credit crisis and austerity trouble the continent, many Hungarians are disenchanted, and Prime Minister Viktor Orban has become a vocal critic of the union.
Jan. 21, 2012An estimated 100,000 people gather in the square in front of Hungary's parliament building in Budapest to show support for the center-right Hungarian government. Prime Minister Viktor Orban has become a leading critic of the European Union and its austerity policies. Hungary joined the union eight years ago, and many Hungarians regret it; they say membership has left them open to ruinous economic competition.Peter Lakatos/AP
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