John Peet is Europe Editor at The Economist. He was previously Business Affairs Editor (from 1998), responsible for the business, finance and economics and science & technology coverage of the paper. Prior to this he had been Brussels Correspondent, Executive Editor, Surveys Editor, Finance Correspondent, Washington, DC, Correspondent and Britain Correspondent. Before joining The Economist he was a civil servant, working for the Treasury and the Foreign Office from 1976 to 1986. He is the co-author of "Unhappy Union: How the Euro Crisis - and Europe - Can Be Fixed", publised by Profile Books May 2014.