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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 Apr 2018

Quiet no more, French village becomes centre of anti-nuclear protest

BURE, France The 82 residents of the French village of Bure lived a quiet life until the government began testing the feasibility of storing nuclear waste there. Now Bure is rocked by protests as a final decision on the project looms.

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

29 Mar 2018

France uncorks university diploma for wine-lovers

STRASBOURG, France University students may be well known for prodigious drinking, but at one French university it is a skill that could earn you a serious qualification.

12 Mar 2018

EU lawmakers roast Juncker over 'stitch-up' promotion of aide

BRUSSELS/STRASBOURG, France The European Parliament savaged EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday for promoting his chief aide to the top of the EU civil service, saying it smacked of cronyism and would fuel mounting public distrust.

26 Jan 2018

Court questions funding for Liberty House bid for steelmaker Ascometal

LONDON/STRASBOURG The Strasbourg court in charge of selling troubled French steelmaker Ascometal has raised questions over public funds as part of the bid by UK-based metals and industrials firm Liberty House, a union representative at the hearing told Reuters.

17 Jan 2018

Farage backs off second Brexit referendum talk as EU says UK still welcome

STRASBOURG Leading British anti-EU campaigner Nigel Farage rowed back on Wednesday from remarks favouring a second referendum on Brexit, a week after he unleashed a new round of debate and a chorus of invitations from European politicians for Britain to reconsider.

16 Jan 2018

EU still open to Britain changing mind on Brexit

STRASBOURG Leaders of the European Union institutions weighed into a new British debate on whether to hold a second referendum on Brexit by saying on Tuesday that Britons would be welcome to stay in the EU.

22 Nov 2017

Italy's Berlusconi takes fight against ban from office to European court

STRASBOURG, France Lawyers for Silvio Berlusconi argued on Wednesday at the European Court of Human Rights against his ban from holding public office, hoping for a green light that will allow him to run for prime minister at national elections early next year.

16 Nov 2017

Wauquiez, tipped to lead French opposition, draws Europe battle lines

STRASBOURG, France The man expected to become the leader of France's centre-right set out his vision for a multi-speed Europe on Thursday, rejecting the deeper integration sought by President Emmanuel Macron.

25 Oct 2017

EU too? Lawmakers denounce harassment in Brussels

STRASBOURG/BRUSSELS EU lawmakers accused their own parliament on Wednesday of failing to protect staff from sexual harassment, as allegations of abuse in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein case have raised questions over standards also in Brussels' institutions.

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