Northern European countries – Denmark, Sweden and Finland – top the EU SDG Index. Yet even these countries face major challenges in achieving several SDGs and are not on track for achieving all of the SDGs. Countries in Southern and Eastern Europe perform more poorly.
Europe is far in the lead globally in achieving the SDGs.
According to the 2019 SDG Index prepared by the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), all ten countries closest to achieving the SDGs are in Europe, as are 16 of the top 20 countries – a remarkable performance in the international perspective.
The SDGs, indeed, represent the EU’s ethos, accomplishments, and aspirations. Yet, as we will show in this report, no EU country is on track for achieving the SDGs.
The EU is also not championing the SDGs effectively.
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