The European Parliament approved a law to boost police cooperation across the EU during this Strasbourg plenary session. It will see Europol equipped with an Internet Referral Unit to counter terrorist propaganda, a Counterterrorism Centre and a Cybercrime Unit.
MEPs also backed a Commission proposal to distribute asylum seekers across the EU more fairly. In addition, all the political forces in the European Parliament said in a joint resolution that China is not a market economy and still needs to meet five EU criteria to become one.
MEPs also passed a law obliging member states to exchange tax information relating to big multinationals in order to combat tax avoidance.