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.
The European Parliament has asked the EU's anti-fraud body to look into possible misuse of funds by the French National Front party. Leader Marine Le Pen has threatened to lodge a complaint over the "false allegations."
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.
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.
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.