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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

15 Dec 2017

EU agrees clampdown on bitcoin platforms to tackle money laundering

BRUSSELS European Union states and legislators agreed on Friday on stricter rules to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing on exchange platforms for bitcoin and other virtual currencies, the EU said in a statement.

15 Dec 2017

London-based investment banks to face closer EU scrutiny - documents

BRUSSELS Large investment banks such as Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan will be subject to tighter controls in the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc, under EU draft proposals meant to prevent them exploiting laxer rules in EU member states.

13 Dec 2017

EU reopens feud over quotas for hosting refugees

BRUSSELS Rivals from the two sides of the European Union's migration dispute will meet in Brussels on Thursday in a goodwill gesture just as the bloc reopens a bitter feud over hosting refugees.

13 Dec 2017

EU clears deal on U.S. stock exchanges removing major MiFID II hurdle

BRUSSELS The European Commission adopted decisions on Wednesday to allow European investors to continue trading in shares listed in several stock exchanges in the United States, Australia and Hong Kong after new EU market rules come into force in January.

12 Dec 2017

EU ups pressure on U.S. over tax reform with second letter to Treasury Secretary

BRUSSELS The European Commission told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday a planned tax overhaul in the United States could "seriously" hamper trade and investment flows across the Atlantic.

12 Dec 2017

EU eyes capital offer for banks to boost climate financing

BRUSSELS The European Commission could lower capital requirements for environmentally-friendly investments by banks in a bid to boost the green economy and counter climate change, the EU executive's vice president said on Tuesday.

08 Dec 2017

EU rules most U.S. 'dark pools' out of MiFID II stock exchange pact

BRUSSELS Concerns about U.S. alternative exchanges known as "dark pools" have prompted the European Commission to cut the number which will have access to European Union markets when new rules come into force in January, documents seen by Reuters show.

07 Dec 2017

Eurogroup set to reject Commission plans on finance minister - Dijsselbloem

BRUSSELS The outgoing president of the Eurogroup said on Thursday that euro zone finance ministers were likely to reject a European Commission proposal to create an EU finance minister combining the roles of commissioner and Eurogroup chair.

07 Dec 2017

Exclusive - European Investment Bank plans internationally-focussed offshoot

LONDON/BRUSSELS Europe's largest development bank, the EIB, has laid out plans for a new subsidiary focussed solely on non-EU projects that it hopes could also keep some of Britain's billions in the bank after Brexit, European Union sources said.

06 Dec 2017

EU executive proposes deeper euro zone integration to unite EU

BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Wednesday ideas for deeper euro zone integration in an effort to help unite the broader European Union, as euroskeptic sentiment grows across the EU and Britain prepares to leave the EU in 2019.

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