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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

20 Apr 2018

Europe's public broadcasters fight back on cash, bias

BRUSSELS Public broadcasters in Europe are fighting funding cuts promoted by populist politicians and commercial rivals as well as pressure from governments trying to use them for propaganda, the head of their association said on Friday.

20 Apr 2018

Britain confident in Brexit talks, sees no return to hard Irish border

LONDON/BRUSSELS Britain expressed confidence on Friday that no hard border with Ireland would return following Brexit, but European Union negotiators have dismissed a proposal by Britain on how to ensure goods would flow freely after it quits the EU.

19 Apr 2018

In a variety of cases, Brexit starts to reach EU court

BRUSSELS The fallout from Brexit is starting to come before the European Union's top judges, in cases whose variety the head of the EU Court of Justice said defied the imagination.

17 Apr 2018

Turkey taking 'huge strides' away from European Union - top EU official

STRASBOURG Turkey is moving rapidly away from the path of European Union membership, the top EU official in charge of negotiations said on Tuesday, as Brussels delivered its harshest criticism yet of what it sees as Ankara's shift towards authoritarianism.

17 Apr 2018

Western Balkans need EU path to prevent new wars: Juncker

STRASBOURG The European Union needs to accept new members from the Western Balkans to avoid the risk of a new war there, the EU's chief executive said on Tuesday, setting up a possible clash with France and Germany which have resisted further enlargement.

17 Apr 2018

EU a haven from world's dangers, Macron tells Europeans

STRASBOURG French President Emmanuel Macron urged Europeans on Tuesday to halt a retreat into national antagonisms and rebuild the European Union as a bulwark for liberal democracy against a disorderly and dangerous world. | Video

17 Apr 2018

Western Balkans need EU path to prevent new wars -Juncker

STRASBOURG The European Union needs to accept new members from the Western Balkans to avoid the risk of a new war there, the EU's chief executive said on Tuesday, setting up a possible clash with France and Germany which have resisted further enlargement.

16 Apr 2018

Macron effect stirs EU parliament ahead of elections

STRASBOURG When Emmanuel Macron speaks to the European Parliament on Tuesday many in Strasbourg may be listening less to his ambitions for a stronger European Union than for hints on how he may shake up their own party system.

11 Apr 2018

EU looks to resolve 'very soon' row with Poland over rule of law

BRUSSELS The European Union's executive on Wednesday said it hoped for a deal "very soon" in a fundamental dispute with Poland over judicial independence and sources said mid-May could be a key date.

23 Mar 2018

Europeans promise more steps against Russia over UK spy attack

BRUSSELS European Union member states agreed at a summit on Friday to take additional punitive measures against Russia for a nerve agent attack in Britain, as Moscow accused the bloc of joining a London-driven hate campaign against it. | Video

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