Hungary has swung from four decades of socialism to a country led by one of Europe's most controversial right-wing leaders, Viktor Orban. Fourteen years after it joined the E.U., Hungary is today one of the bloc's most vocal critics, especially on immigration. The landlocked country is home to popular mineral spas, the largest lake in Central Europe and the vastest natural grasslands in Europe.
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