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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 sets bank union, ESM as euro zone overhaul priorities

BRUSSELS European Union leaders on Friday set the completion of a banking union and expansion of the role of the euro zone bailout fund as priorities for euro zone integration, putting off contentious issues such as a budget for the currency area.

15 Dec 2017

Euro zone needs 19 healthy economies, not special budget - Dutch PM

BRUSSELS The euro zone does not need a special budget to help deal with crises, but rather 19 healthy national budgets that can withstand economic shocks, Dutch Prime Ministers Mark Rutte will tell his fellow European Union leaders on Friday.

15 Dec 2017

EU set to focus on banking union, bailout fund in euro zone overhaul

BRUSSELS, Dec 15 European Union leaders will focus on trying to complete a banking union and expanding the job of the euro zone bailout fund when they discuss priorities for euro zone integration on Friday, putting off contentious issues such as a budget for the currency area.

14 Dec 2017

After London setback, May wins Brexit cheer in Brussels

BRUSSELS British Prime Minister Theresa May made clear her desire on Thursday to move Brexit talks forward to a discussion of a future trade relationship at a dinner with EU leaders who applauded her for progress made so far. | Video

13 Dec 2017

EU leaders to make banking union, bailout fund priorities in euro zone overhaul

BRUSSELS European Union leaders are likely to decide on Friday to give priority in euro zone integration to completing its banking union and expanding the tasks of the euro zone bailout fund, leaving politically more difficult issues for later.

13 Dec 2017

Close ranks - EU braces for 'divisive' Brexit trade talks

BRUSSELS EU negotiators look forward to trade talks with Britain next year once a Brexit divorce deal is endorsed by national leaders on Friday -- but they also worry this might fray the united front states have shown so far in dealing with London.

12 Dec 2017

EU readies 'David Davis-proof' Brexit summit

BRUSSELS The European Union plays down talk by Britain's Brexit minister that last week's interim accord is not binding and will launch new talks on Friday that are "David Davis-proof", a senior EU official said.

07 Dec 2017

As reform drive sags, euro summit to push integration

BRUSSELS A return to good times for Europe's economy may be sapping will to reform the euro zone before talks even start, so investors will be watching closely next Friday when EU leaders discuss how to deepen cooperation to protect against any return to crisis.

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.

05 Dec 2017

EU exec to propose deeper euro zone integration to unite EU on Wednesday

BRUSSELS The European Commission will propose on Wednesday deeper euro zone integration that would help unite the broader European Union rather than just the single currency area.

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