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Enforcing the European Pillar of Social Rights: Finding the Right Mix and Balance

Introduction Against the backdrop of the recent multidimensional crisis, significant changes have been introduced to the legal and political frameworks in which the EU and its Member States design, implement, monitor and evaluate policies and practices. Since the start of its term, the Juncker Commission has placed great emphasis on social priorities. The European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) is one of the most emblematic initiatives. Adopted as a Commission Recommendation on 26 April 2017 and solemnly proclaimed by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on 17 November 2017 at the Gothenburg Social Summit, the EPSR should be implemented at both Union and Member State level

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