Director, Open Society European Policy Institute


John Peet has been Europe Editor at The Economist since 2003, responsible for coverage of the European Union, Russia, Turkey, the Caucasus and the Balkans. He joined The Economist in 1986 and, before taking up his current position, held a range of posts including Brussels (EU) Correspondent, Executive Editor, Washington Correspondent and Britain Correspondent. His surveys and special reports have covered topics such as management consulting, health care, financial centres, the American south, global finance, e-commerce, water, Spain, the European Union, European Monetary Union, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, the future of Europe, Turkey and, most recently, France.

He has contributed to various books, including The Frontiers of Europe and The Foreign Policy of the European Union (both Brookings Institution). He has also written pamphlets for the Centre for European Reform and co-wrote Unhappy Union: how the euro crisis – and Europe – can be fixed (2014).