A look back at the key stories from the centre of the EU in Brussels.
Rather than concentrating on tackling the rising surge of coronavirus cases, Hungary's government is preoccupied with stripping away the rights of its citizens, starting with the LGBTI community.
The bloc's Advocate General, Michal Bobek, said on Thursday that the ECJ should dismiss "as unfounded" Hungary's bid to discredit the EU Parliament's vote that called on the bloc to trigger disciplinary proceedings against Budapest.
Fidesz MEP Tamas Deutch compared EPP head Manfred Weber to the Gestapo amid an ongoing dispute between Hungary and the EU over the bloc's budget.
Between governance mechanisms, assessment criteria, anti-corruption provisions, and basic rule of law principles, the fight to get the EU's Recovery Fund over the line is shaping up to be only half the battle.
Hungary and Poland's veto of the bloc's pandemic recovery fund could cause unemployment levels to explode, it's been claimed.
The draft amendment has drawn sharp criticism from human rights groups who say it is an attack against the LGBT community.
Top MEP and former Belgian Prime Minister, Guy Verhofstadt, told Euronews that the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, must take responsibility for Hungary's position at the top of the EU's anti-fraud agency's corruption list.