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Delivering on the European Pillar of Social Rights

The European Pillar of Social Rights sets out 20 key principles and rights to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems. It is primarily conceived for the euro area but applicable to all EU Member States wishing to be part of it.

Delivering on the principles and rights defined in the European Pillar of Social Rights is a joint responsibility of Member States, EU institutions social partners and other stakeholders.

The Commission presented the European Pillar of Social Rights on 26 April 2017. EU leaders proclaimed the Pillar at the Social Summit in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 17 November 2017.

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Special attention devoted to Pillar in this year's country-specific recommendations

The 2018 CSRs focus on employment, education and social issues showing the Commission's determination to spotlight the implementation of the Pillar in Member States

Commission proposes to limit workers' exposure to cancer-causing chemicals

The proposal intends to limit exposure to five cancer-causing substances and help create a healthier workplace, a core principle of the Pillar

New Commission initiatives deliver further on European Pillar of Social Rights

The European Commission presented its proposal for a European Labour Authority as well as an initiative to ensure access to social protection

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