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The over 600 migrants that are on board of the German charity SOS Méditerranée rescue boat ‘Aquarius’ might be heading safely towards the port of Valencia.Spain stepped in after Italy’s new government closed its harbours and is flexing its muscles for what it has always described as a European problem requiring a European solution. 

Women and young girls are among the passengers of the ‘Aquarius’. Finding ways to address their needs and improve their lives was a key motivator behind last week’s European Development Days in Brussels

Tunisia 's migration dilemma 

Last week, over 100 people died in what probably represents Tunisia’s deadliest migrant shipwreck. This tragic accident re-opens the debate on irregular migration from Tunisia and reignites discussions on future EU-Tunisia cooperation on migration. Read the blog 

Gender, a top EU priority: Now comes the difficult part 

During the European Development Days, several EU representatives have reiterated their commitment to making gender a priority for European external relations, in particular when it comes to development cooperation. But will they be able to live up to their promises? Read the blog