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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

13 Oct 2017

EU says wants Russia's Gazprom to sweeten antitrust concessions

MOSCOW/BRUSSELS The European Commission wants Russian gas giant Gazprom to make more concessions in order to end a six-year long antitrust investigation, the Commission said on Friday after another round of talks.

10 Oct 2017

Qualcomm offers to buy NXP minus some patents to allay EU concerns - sources

BRUSSELS U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has offered to buy NXP Semiconductors without some of its patents in a bid to win EU antitrust regulatory approval for the $38 billion (28.80 billion pounds)deal, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

10 Oct 2017

Exclusive: EU regulators set to approve Atlantia's bid for Abertis - sources

MILAN/BRUSSELS Italian toll-road group Atlantia's 17 billion-euro ($20 billion) bid for Spain's Abertis is set to win EU approval, sources said on Tuesday, clearing another hurdle to getting the long-awaited deal done unless a counter-bid emerges.

09 Oct 2017

EU investigates possible Dutch and Polish blocking of fintech services

BRUSSELS EU antitrust authorities are investigating Dutch and Polish banking associations and their members to determine whether financial technology services are being blocked from accessing customer account data.

03 Oct 2017

EU to tell Amazon to pay Luxembourg back taxes: source

BRUSSELS EU regulators are expected to order Amazon on Wednesday to pay Luxebourg millions of euros in back taxes, a person familiar with the matter said, the latest global company to be hit by an EU crackdown on unfair tax deals.

02 Oct 2017

Apple faces down Qualcomm, Ericsson over EU patent fees

BRUSSELS The European Union is drawing up guidelines on how much patent holders should charge for their technologies, a thorny issue that pits Apple and other users against Qualcomm and Ericsson.

28 Sep 2017

Becton Dickinson offers EU concessions over $24 bln Bard deal

BRUSSELS U.S. medical equipment supplier Becton Dickinson and Co has offered concessions to address EU antitrust concerns over its $24 billion bid for U.S. peer Bard, the European Commission said on Thursday.

28 Sep 2017

Google to treat shopping rivals equally, in line with EU order

BRUSSELS Google will treat its own shopping service the same as rivals when they bid for ads at the top of a search page, the company said on Wednesday, as it seeks to comply with an EU antitrust order and stave off fresh fines.

27 Sep 2017

VW's truckmaker Scania fined 880 million euros for price fixing

BRUSSELS Swedish truckmaker Scania was hit with an 880 million euro (771.18 million pounds) fine by the EU on Wednesday for taking part in a 14-year price fixing cartel, boosting the total fine for the firms involved to a record 3.8 billion euros.

26 Sep 2017

EU to investigate $54 billion Luxottica, Essilor deal

BRUSSELS/MILAN EU antitrust regulators will investigate whether the planned 46-billion-euro ($54 billion) merger of Italian eyewear maker Luxottica and French lens manufacturer Essilor could drive out rivals from the market or push up prices.

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