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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 May 2017

EU charges Altice of taking control of PT Portugal before approval

BRUSSELS The European Commission alleged on Thursday that telecoms group Altice had breached EU rules by implementing its acquisition of PT Portugal before notification or approval by EU antitrust regulators.

18 May 2017

EU charges Altice with taking over PT Portugal before deal approved

BRUSSELS The European Commission accused telecoms and cable group Altice on Thursday of breaching EU rules by taking control of PT Portugal before the deal had been approved by EU regulators.

16 May 2017

EU executive to decide on migration penalties in June

BRUSSELS The European Commission will decide next month on any legal cases against countries failing to host asylum-seekers as agreed in the bloc, taking a small step towards potential punishment for Poland and Hungary.

16 May 2017

Not so fast - EU court ensures 32 vetoes on Brexit trade

BRUSSELS Britain may have to wait - and hope - for every single one of its European Union neighbours to give full legislative consent before it can fully benefit from any post-Brexit free trade deal, EU judges ruled on Tuesday.

04 May 2017

EU accepts Amazon e-book commitments to settle antitrust case

BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Thursday it had accepted commitments by U.S. online retailer Amazon to alter its e-book contracts with publishers to end an EU antitrust investigation.

04 May 2017

AB InBev sees light in Brazil after two-year slump

BRUSSELS The world's largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev , reported higher than expected profit growth in the first quarter and said there were signs of a turnaround in Brazil, its second-biggest market, after a two-year slump.

03 May 2017

Euro zone economy outperforms U.S. with robust start to year

BRUSSELS The euro zone economy started the year with robust growth that outstripped that of the United States and set the stage for a strong 2017, preliminary estimates showed on Wednesday. | Video

03 May 2017

EU wants formula for Brexit bill but no 'blank cheque' from UK

BRUSSELS The European Union does not want a blank cheque from Britain for leaving the EU, but hopes to agree by November on a formula to calculate what London owes when it leaves the bloc, chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday.

30 Apr 2017

EU sets Britain tough divorce terms, slams budget veto

BRUSSELS European Union leaders endorsed stiff divorce terms for Britain on Saturday and warned Britons to have "no illusions" about swiftly securing a new relationship to keep their access to EU markets. | Video

29 Apr 2017

Hungary's Orban accepts EU demands, EU party says

BRUSSELS Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told leaders of his centre-right EU political group on Saturday that he would comply with demands from Brussels to change measures branded an attack on academic freedom, the party said.

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