Viktor Orban
  • Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

    Serves as a rejection of criticism from the E.U., United States, and human rights groups who say the changes threaten democracy and the rule of law.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 14, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT
  • A social worker in a poor Roma settlement watches Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's video message on Facebook in Tiszavasvari, 200 km (124 miles) east of Budapest September 6, 2012.

    Viktor Orban said Thursday in a brief video message on his official Facebook page that Hungary could not accept conditions - such as pension cuts, the elimination of a bank tax, and fewer public employees - attached to a loan.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 1:00 PM EST