John C Stevens is senior adviser to Taube-Hodson-Stonex Partners Unit Trust Co Ltd and a former MEP. In Brussels, he spent a decade as a Member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, and was Chairman of the sub committee for the introduction of the Euro, including the establishment of the European Central Bank. He served as the European Parliament representative to the European Monetary Institute/European Central Bank and to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
He is a regular contributor to television and radio (i.e. TV 3 (France), Antenne 2, ARD RAI Deutschland, BBC1, BBC2 and Radio 4) and to a range of publications principally dealing with international political and monetary affairs with a special emphasis on the Eurozone (i.e. The Independent, the Wall Street Journal and the Guardian, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Le Monde, Corriera della Sera and International Herald Tribune). He is also a regular lecturer to commercial and industrial audiences including, ECB, European Commission, Deutsche Bundesbank, Baden Wurtemburgische and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson Asset Management, London.
He has authored "A Conservative Monetary Union" (1992, The Action Centre for Europe) and "on Line in Time – The Case for a Smart Citizens' Card for Britain" (1996, Demos), "Divided Britain: Tensions Between Europe and America in United Kingdom Foreign and Domestic Policy" (2001, Columbia). He has also co-authored "Contemporary Indian Views of Europe", "Contemporary Chinese Views of Europe" (2006/2007) (Chatham House) and has edited a volume on the 10th Anniversary of the Launch of the European Single Currency (2009).