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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

EU mulls rules to strengthen protection of whistleblowers

BRUSSELS Whistleblowers may be given greater protection from reprisals when exposing fraud, tax evasion, data breaches and other misdeeds, under new rules proposed by the European Commission.

20 Apr 2018

ArcelorMittal to gain EU approval for Ilva acquisition: sources

BRUSSELS ArcelorMittal , the world's largest steelmaker, is on track to win EU antitrust clearance to acquire Italian peer Ilva after agreeing to sell a number of significant assets across Europe, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

19 Apr 2018

EU antitrust chief says investigation of Google's Android, AdSense is advancing

STRASBOURG Investigations into how Google may be using its Android smartphone operating system and its AdSense advertising service to thwart rivals are advancing, Europe's antitrust chief said on Wednesday, amid concern about the lengthy proceedings.

18 Apr 2018

Zuckerberg under pressure to face EU lawmakers over data scandal

STRASBOURG Facebook Inc's Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg came under pressure from EU lawmakers on Wednesday to come to Europe and shed light on the data breach involving Cambridge Analytica that affected nearly three million Europeans.

18 Apr 2018

Exclusive: EU to fine Altice for jumping gun on PT Portugal deal - source

BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators are set to hit French telecoms and cable group Altice with a hefty fine for concluding its 2015 acquisition of PT Portugal without first waiting for official approval, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

12 Apr 2018

Google poised to emerge unscathed from European antitrust crackdown

BRUSSELS/SAN FRANCISCO The European Union's top antitrust regulator, Margrethe Vestager, has made it her mission to stem alleged anti-competitive abuses by big American tech companies, threatening as recently as last month to break up Alphabet Inc's Google.

04 Apr 2018

Exclusive - Gazprom set to gain EU antitrust approval with concessions: sources

BRUSSELS The European Union and Gazprom are poised to settle a long-running antitrust case after the Russian gas company agreed to price reforms and to allow rivals to gain a foothold in eastern Europe, people familiar with the matter said.

03 Apr 2018

Exclusive: EU antitrust regulators set to accept Gazprom concessions: sources

BRUSSELS The European Union and Gazprom are poised to settle a long-running antitrust case after the Russian gas company agreed to price reforms and to allow rivals to gain a foothold in eastern Europe, people familiar with the matter said.

28 Mar 2018

EU antitrust chief turns to academics to help tackle tech challenges

BRUSSELS Europe's antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager, who has taken on Google , Apple and Qualcomm in recent years, is looking to three academics to help her deal with anti-competitive practices in fast-moving technology markets.

22 Mar 2018

EU court backs more transparency in EU legislative process

LUXEMBOURG Europe's second-highest court sided with proponents of more transparency in the EU lawmaking process on Thursday, saying that European Parliament should provide key documents in talks between legislators and EU countries on demand.

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