Brüssel: ETTG, Online
The approval of the SDGs was a success for EU diplomacy – but the EU is not taking them as seriously as it should; nor is the EU doing as well as it might think in delivering the SDGs for Europe – though a much better gap analysis is needed. The EU should prepare an EU2030 strategy based on the 2030 Agenda and SDGs. As Europe thinks about the SDGs, it must strategise globally, and consider the spill-over effects of internal policy for third countries. The next Multi-Annual Financial Framework should integrate the 2030 Agenda and SDGs in all budget headings. The prize is a Europe – and a Europe in the world – which meets all three pillars of the SDGs: economic; social; and environmental.