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Migrants die trying to reach Italy

Holidaymakers on the beaches of Crotona, Italy, Sunday saw plumes of smoke after a migrant boat erupted in flames, probably due to an engine fault, as the Italian navy was trying to get people off. At least three died, with several others missing. A further 900 migrants arrived in boats near the island of Lampedusa at the weekend. And 200 more are waiting to get off an NGO rescue ship.

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Corruption failures also highlighted in rule of law report

The European Commission's first report on the rule of law has raised concerns over the lack of effective anti-corruption efforts in some members sates - while it considers Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands have good governance measures.

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Unsung hero: Portugal showing EU way on migration

Portugal has sought to be a leader at the EU level with regard to refugees and migrants, advocating a liberal position. It has consistently shown a willingness to take in refugees.

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