And with that, today's plenary sitting comes to an end.
MEPs will be back tomorrow from 08.00 GMT, when they will first debate tighter EU regulations for gun ownership, to be voted on at lunchtime.
They will also debate and vote on their initial position on new EU-wide recycling targets.
In the afternoon, they will debate the recent US executive order banning federal funds from international groups which perform abortions.
In the evening they will discuss rules for food safety inspections, and next year's EU budget.