French President Hollande tells members of the European Parliament they can't do a proper job without a proper budget, but EU heads of state want to cut spending.
EU Council President Donald Tusk has urged the European Parliament to drop its aversion to sharing airline passenger data after the Paris massacre. German President Joachim Gauck says democracy is stronger than terror.
EU interior ministers meeting in Paris have backed calls for air passenger data to be shared among EU states in the wake of the terror attacks in France. The US plans to host a security summit next month.
The leaders of Italy and France will rejoice at the ECB's decision to buy the debt issued by their governments. But members of the European Parliament are skeptical the policy will lead Europe out of the crisis.
Pope Francis has arrived in Strasbourg, France, to address the EU Parliament. The pontiff is expected to deliver a "clear message" to the continent's politicians.
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