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Viviane Gravey is a Lecturer in European Politics at Queen's University Belfast. Her research focuses on EU environmental politics, policy dismantling and European (dis)integration. She is a lead author of the expert review The EU Referendum and the UK environment (2016). She holds a PhD in environmental politics from the University of East Anglia, a MSc in Politics and Government of the EU from the LSE and a Master in European Affairs from Sciences Po Paris.

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Is the EU as green as it used to be?

Viviane Gravey |

With the referendum on UK EU membership fast approaching, both the Leave and Remain campaigns have put forward their views on the future of environmental policy in the UK and its relationship with the EU. This political debate raises a number of questions:  how green is the European Union; how effective or in some cases […]

Why the environment matters in the British EU Referendum debate

Viviane Gravey |

Monday 11 April saw the launch of an impartial and independent review: the EU referendum and the UK environment. Authored by 14 international experts – and led by the three of us – this review draws on the findings of over 700 publications to investigate how has EU membership affected the UK and what might […]

A surprising deal? Cameron’s ‘reformed EU’ & the environment

Viviane Gravey |

When the European Council finally drew to a close on February 19, 2016, the deal to help secure the UK’s continued membership in the European Union (called the ‘Anti-Brexit’ deal in continental newspapers) was finally agreed. After years of discussions and months of negotiations, there was a deal, publically available. This document provides insight into […]

“On track” or “probably not enough”? EU climate policies in Juncker’s first State of the European Union address

Viviane Gravey |

Last Wednesday, Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his first State of the European Union (SOTEU) address. This speech – the longest since Barroso started yearly SOTEU back in 2010 – is a key agenda-setting moment for the Commission President, providing the opportunity to set out a personal vision on the major issues facing the European Union today. […]

Exploring the Impacts of Austerity on Environmental Policy

Viviane Gravey |

Following the financial crisis of 2007/2008 and initial attempts to stimulate the economy through increased government spending, austerity has become a dominant narrative in many developed nations. Government spending has been significantly reduced in a number of European countries, as part of efforts to reduce both public deficits and debts. After several years of such […]

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