With the agenda approved, MEPs have been joined by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to debate new legislation in Hungary which threatens the future of the English-speaking Central European University (CEU).
New rules introduced by his governing right-wing Fidesz party mean the CEU would be unable to award diplomas because it is registered in the United States.
The university was founded by Hungarian-born philanthropist George Soros – accused by the government of wanting a role in Hungarian politics and supporting the influx of migrants into Europe.
Earlier this month thousands of people protested against the plans in Budapest, calling on President Janos Ader not to sign the new law.
Yesterday five of the European Parliament’s political groups hosted a public event with CEU President Michael Ignatieff. EU commissioners discussed potential action this morning.