And with that, tonight's plenary sitting draws to a close.
MEPs will be back tomorrow morning from 08.00 BST, when Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico will outline his country's plans for its EU presidency, which begins this month.
After this, they will debate what they would like to see in the Commission's legislative programme for next year.
A motion outlining their wish-list will be put to a vote at lunchtime, as well as legislation to set up the EU's proposed Border and Coast Guard force debated this afternoon.
After lunch, they will be joined by EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini to debate the future of the EU's common defence policy, the Middle East and relations with China.
In the evening, they will discuss protection for whistle-blowers following the conviction of two men last week for their involvement in the Luxleaks scandal.