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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

18 Oct 2017

EU parliament chief snipes at UK over Brexit

BRUSSELS The head of the European Parliament derided British plans to leave the EU on Wednesday, saying they had not thought it through and faced problems for their trade, including vital food imports.

18 Oct 2017

EU parliament chief snipes at UK over Brexit

BRUSSELS The head of the European Parliament derided British plans to leave the EU on Wednesday, saying they had not thought it through and faced problems for their trade, including vital food imports.

16 Oct 2017

EU's Juncker backs Macron economy moves before euro zone reform talks

BRUSSELS France is on its way to tidy up its public finances, the European Commission president said on Monday, signalling confidence in the economic changes pursed by French President Emmanuel Macron before euro zone reform talks.

11 Oct 2017

EU weakens plan on bank protection, risks ECB clash on bad loans

BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Wednesday watered-down measures to help guard European Union banks against future crises, after two years of fruitless talks among the 28 EU states on more ambitious plans.

10 Oct 2017

EU Commission to present bad loans roadmap, may slow ECB plan: draft

LUXEMBOURG The European Commission will present on Wednesday a list of measures it plans to put forward by next spring on reducing bad loans held by European banks, a draft document said, a move that could slow similar moves by the European Central Bank.

09 Oct 2017

Euro zone debates bailout fund future, sees backstop, crisis prevention role

LUXEMBOURG Euro zone finance ministers discussed on Monday the role of their bailout fund in euro zone integration, with support for the fund to stay owned by governments, play a role in crisis prevention and become a backstop for a bank resolution fund.

09 Oct 2017

Euro zone ministers debate future of their bailout fund

LUXEMBOURG Euro zone finance ministers were discussing on Monday the role of their bailout fund in the planned deepening of the economic integration of the 19 countries sharing the euro and whether the fund should backstop institutions in the EU's banking union.

05 Oct 2017

EU tries revamp of banking plan, as sceptical Schaeuble leaves

BRUSSELS The European Commission is set to propose next week a watered-down plan to decrease risks in the banking sector in a bid to break a years-long stalemate as the main opponent to the project, Germany's Wolfgang Schaeuble, prepares to quit.

05 Oct 2017

In message to Italy, EU pushes shift of taxes from labor to houses, sales

BRUSSELS Euro zone governments should cut taxes on labor and offset the dip in revenues by shifting taxation to houses or consumption, the European Commission said as the bloc's member states prepare their budgets for next year.

03 Oct 2017

EU to reform sales tax, prepares changes to rates

STRASBOURG The European Commission will propose on Wednesday changes to the way sales taxes are levied in the European Union, in an effort to close tax loopholes and eliminate fraud, a draft document said.

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