As the European Union and member states are busily designing the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework, development cooperation does not seem to have a place in the plan. The MFF will shape the priorities of the EU’s official development aid until at least 2027. This is a vital opportunity for the EU to honor its commitments under the Sustainable Development Goals. The EU should be the global leader in promoting its founding and fundamental values of respect for human dignity and rights, freedom, democracy, equality, and the rule of law. But right now, there is a worrying discrepancy between what the EU says, and what it does. Read more here.