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AEDH contributed to the consultation launched by the European Commission on the European pillar of social rights. AEDH calls for a strong social Europe protecting all residents of the EU and imposing social rights on economic policies. This should include guaranteeing decent work to everyone, decent resources for everyone, upward social and tax convergence of Member States, equality among all. AEDH strongly condemns austerity policies which have wrecked social rights for the sake of enhanced competitiveness and increased inequalities between and within Member States. AEDH also strongly condemns the use of the concept of “flexicurity” which has led to the violation of several social rights and reduced security. AEDH strongly criticises the mechanism of the European semester which prioritises economic policies at the expense of social rights. Moreover, AEDH criticises the scale of the pillar, which is limited to the access to work and regrets the lack of the promotion of social rights in general. Furthermore, new residents are excluded from the pillar – AEDH calls for the dignified reception of migrants in the EU. Lastly, AEDH has serious doubts as to the conception of the legal status of the pillar which would not be legally binding itself but would be politically binding. This does not guarantee the implementation of a social Europe.