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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

22 Nov 2017

Waiting for May, Brussels eyes December Brexit deal

BRUSSELS When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December.

21 Nov 2017

Amsterdam, Paris win post-Brexit EU agencies in lucky dip

BRUSSELS Amsterdam and Paris won the right to host two EU agencies that must leave London because of Brexit after an extraordinary ministerial meeting in Brussels that left both results decided by drawing lots from a fishbowl. | Video

17 Nov 2017

Europe's drug industry waits for white smoke in Brussels

BRUSSELS It may be a cross between the Eurovision Song Contest, a papal conclave and a social club raffle but a ballot among EU ministers on Monday could hurt Europe's pharmaceutical industry and the health of millions.

15 Nov 2017

May Brexit offer would hurt, cost EU citizens - EU parliament

BRUSSELS British Prime Minister Theresa May's offer of "settled status" for EU residents is flawed and will leave them with fewer rights after Brexit, the European Parliament's Brexit coordinator said on Tuesday.

11 Nov 2017

EU wants Brexit money this month, Davis seeks 'political' fix

BRUSSELS The European Union told Britain on Friday to spell out what it will pay Brussels for when it leaves the bloc in 2019 or face more delay in talks on future trade ties that are vital for British business. | Video

09 Nov 2017

Drug bingo - EU readies vote for London-based pharma agency

BRUSSELS Nineteen EU governments will slug it out in a series of secret ballots in 10 days' time for the right to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) once it leaves London after Brexit, EU officials said on Thursday.

01 Nov 2017

'Like any EU citizen' - Belgium's Catalan asylum fix

BRUSSELS Belgium has given a cool welcome to Catalonia's ousted leader and may not offer the safe haven from Spanish justice that it once extended as it grapples with separatist troubles of its own.

01 Nov 2017

'Like any EU citizen': Belgium's Catalan asylum fix

BRUSSELS Belgium has given a cool welcome to Catalonia's ousted leader and may not offer the safe haven from Spanish justice that it once extended as it grapples with separatist troubles of its own.

24 Oct 2017

'Crazy Killer' confession may end 30-year-old Belgian mystery

BRUSSELS A mystery that has troubled Belgium for over 30 years may be solved after a deathbed confession by a former policeman that he was one of the "Crazy Brabant Killers", who left 28 people dead in a bizarre string of robberies in the early 1980s.

23 Oct 2017

EU calls report on May-Juncker talks a smear

BRUSSELS The European Commission said a newspaper report that Jean-Claude Juncker had disparaged Theresa May's "despondent" demeanour after a dinner last week was a deliberate smear intended to disrupt Brexit negotiations.

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