UK relationship with EU a 'two-way street'

The UK has helped shape European environmental policy as well as being shaped by it, according to an academic review ahead of the referendum

The EU has prompted the UK adopt a more preventative approach to environmental policy. Photograph: Pixpack/123RFThe UK has had significant influence on EU environmental policy over the past 40 years, according to an academic review of the legislative landscape.

The report, published on 11 April, seeks to “cut through the technical complexity and the uncertainty” associated with choices about EU membership ahead of the June referendum. It was undertaken by a group of academic experts and funded by the Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC) and the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s Higher Education Innovation Fund.

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