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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

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.

23 Oct 2017

Most EU states push reform of labour rules sought by France's Macron

LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS Most European Union states agreed on Monday on reforming the bloc's labour rules that poorer countries value for giving them a competitive edge but French President Emmanuel Macron criticises for undercutting his workers.

04 Oct 2017

'It's time to talk': EU again urges dialogue in Spain

STRASBOURG The EU executive called again on Wednesday for the Spanish government and Catalan authorities to open dialogue to defuse the sometimes violent confrontation over Catalonia's push for independence.

04 Oct 2017

'It's time to talk': EU again urges dialogue in Spain

STRASBOURG The EU executive called again on Wednesday for the Spanish government and Catalan authorities to open dialogue to defuse the sometimes violent confrontation over Catalonia's push for independence.

04 Jul 2017

Juncker tells near-empty EU parliament: 'You are ridiculous'

STRASBOURG EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker called European lawmakers "ridiculous" on Tuesday for failing to turn up to an address by Malta's prime minister, saying they should show more respect for smaller members of the bloc.

20 Jun 2017

European court angers Russia with "gay propaganda" ruling

STRASBOURG/MOSCOW The European Court of Human Rights ruled that a Russian law banning the promotion of homosexuality to minors breached European treaty rules, angering Moscow, which said on Tuesday it would appeal what it called an unjust decision.

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