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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.

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04 Aug 2017

Russian deputy minister blacklisted in new EU sanctions over Siemens turbines to Crimea

BRUSSELS The European Union on Friday imposed sanctions on three more Russians, including Deputy Energy Minister Andrei Cherezov, and three Russian companies over the delivery of Siemens' turbines to Moscow-annexed Crimea.

02 Aug 2017

EU declines to recognise Venezuela election but shies away from sanctions

BRUSSELS The European Union on Wednesday declined to recognise the result of Venezuela's violence-marred election and said it was ready to "gradually step up" pressure on leftist President Nicolas Maduro, though shied away from introducing sanctions.

28 Jul 2017

EU court orders Poland to stop logging primeval forest now

BRUSSELS/WARSAW The European Union's top court ordered Poland on Friday to immediately halt large-scale logging in an ancient protected forest, one of many cases that has pitted the nationalist, eurosceptic government in Warsaw against the bloc.

27 Jul 2017

EU gives initial OK to more Russia sanctions over Siemens, no final decision

BRUSSELS European Union states have given initial backing to a German proposal to blacklist several more Russian nationals and companies over the delivery of Siemens gas turbines to Crimea, but made no final decision, diplomats said.

27 Jul 2017

EU warns of possible delays to Brexit talks, London confident of schedule

BRUSSELS Talks between Britain and the European Union on their future relationship are now less likely to start in October, the EU's top negotiator has said, due to a lack of progress on Brexit divorce issues so far, EU officials said.

27 Jul 2017

Top EU court adviser deals blow to easterners' refugee battle

LUXEMBOURG The top European Union court's adviser on Wednesday dismissed a challenge brought by Slovakia and Hungary against the obligatory relocation of refugees across the bloc, dealing a blow to the easterners' migration battles that upset their EU peers.

26 Jul 2017

Top EU court adviser deals blow to easterners' refugee battle

LUXEMBOURG The top European Union court's adviser on Wednesday dismissed a challenge brought by Slovakia and Hungary against the obligatory relocation of refugees across the bloc, dealing a blow to the easterners' migration battles that upset their EU peers.

26 Jul 2017

Top EU court says Canada air passenger data deal must be revised

LUXEMBOURG A deal between the European Union and Canada to share airline passenger data must be revised as parts of it violate privacy and data protection laws beyond what could be justified for fighting terrorism, the EU's top court said.

24 Jul 2017

EU cautious on Polish president's veto of judicial laws

BRUSSELS The European Commission on Monday reserved judgment on the Polish president's veto of two laws that Brussels fears would undermine judicial independence, instead saying it would discuss the matter at its next meeting.

24 Jul 2017

Exclusive - Germany wants more EU sanctions on Russia over Siemens Crimea turbines: sources

BRUSSELS Germany is urging the European Union to add up to four more Russian nationals and companies to the bloc's sanctions blacklist over Siemens gas turbines delivered to Moscow-annexed Crimea, two sources in Brussels said.

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