People protest as they take part in a migrants demonstration in Greece
And officials are getting set to send €1.39billion (£1.2billion) to countries outside the European Union (EU) as they try to stem migrant flows and increase security.
At a meeting of the Budgets Committee in Brussels on Monday, the parliament agreed to earmark the money which it will attempt to achieve using funds from member states including Britain.
The EU maintains that the UK will have to pay for commitments the EU has made up until the triggering of Article 50.
Unprecedented crises such as the migration crisis required a verification of policies and an adjustment of the budgetary system
Rapporteur Jan Olbrycht
Brussels officials say that commitments Britain made as part of the Multi-annual Financial Framework, which began in 2014 and runs until 2020, will have to be honoured.
But they voted in Brussels on Monday as part of an extraordinary meeting – the first stage before sending it for the consent of the full house before the Council can formally adopt it by a unanimous vote.
Rapporteur Jan Olbrycht (EPP, PL) said: “Parliament demanded this revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework because it considered it highly necessary due to a change of circumstances in Europe.
"And the Parliament was right.
"Unprecedented crises such as the migration crisis required a verification of policies and an adjustment of the budgetary system.
The EU budget committee approved the proposal this week
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"The enhanced flexibility we agreed to means more possibilities of action in European policies.
"This is the first step towards enabling the EU budgetary system more to adapt faster to needs within the seven-year period, which should be also one of the main mottos of the next financial framework.”
But UKIP Home Affairs spokeswoman Jane Collins MEP said the EU is not being clear with member states on where the money will go.
The budget committee met earlier this week
She said: "It looks like the EU is giving €1.39billion of taxpayers' money to third countries hoping they will stop migrants from coming into the EU.
"This policy of paying other countries to compensate for the EU's weak external border and open door policy for anyone saying they are from Syria has already failed with Turkey.
"What's more, I suspect that the money will be given to overseas organisations and we won't have any audited details of what happened to it – it could well go into the hands of people traffickers who already make millions trading in human lives.
"There is one policy which will stop another summer of misery and that is turning back boats filled with migrants in the Mediterranean. Frontex's policy of rescuing boats at sea is doing the trafficker's work for them.
"It demonstrates that the EU's external border policy and their new coastguard doesn't work.
"The Government needs to confirm that not one penny of UK money goes into this scheme. We need investment in our own border forces and coastal patrol."
More has to be done to help migrants living in makeshift camps
In January the European Border and Coast Guard became fully operational creating rapid reaction pools for 1,500 border guards and equipment and new pools for return intervention teams.
They also agreed to allow member states to maintain temporary controls for another three months.
In February they approved a facility for refugees in Turkey, handing more than €270million for the education of 70,000 Syrian refugee children.
Dramatic images as protesters fight police over raid in Athens Mon, March 13, 2017
The march organized by members of leftist groups was heading to 'Villa Zografou', a building which had been occupied by anti-establishment groups since 2012. Police also earlier raided a second building in central Athens which was used by about 100 refugees and migrants, who were transferred to another location
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Firemen try to extinguish fire set by leftist demonstrators who burned trash bins during a protest march over the police raid of a squat in the area of Zografou in Athens, Greece
They also allocated €2.2billion out of the €3billion foreseen for 2016/17 allocated, €1.46billion contracted and €750million disbursed so far.
While earlier this month the Commission presented a new Action Plan on Return and a Recommendation to Member States on the efficient implementation of return procedures.