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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

14 May 2018

Britain, EU clash in growing row over Galileo satellite project

LONDON/PARIS Britain and its European Union partners clashed on Monday in a deepening row over the European Commission's decision to exclude the United Kingdom from a new satellite navigation system, Galileo.

07 May 2018

French leader Macron's power system - never explain, never apologise

PARIS When Emmanuel Macron was gearing up for his presidential campaign in 2016, he set out on an unprecedented "great march" – a door-to-door campaign to hear voters' grievances in what promised to be a new, more open way of running the country.

16 Apr 2018

Merkel allies limit her room on euro zone reform before Macron meeting

BERLIN/PARIS Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives are restricting her room for manoeuvre on euro zone reform, documents seen by Reuters show, which could further frustrate French President Emmanuel Macron who visits Berlin later this week.

13 Apr 2018

French mood far from revolutionary despite lingering May '68 spirit

PARIS There's a whiff of revolution again at the Sorbonne in Paris, 50 years on from the May 1968 student protests that mushroomed into a nationwide movement and brought France to its knees.

29 Mar 2018

France to spend $1.8 billion on AI to compete with U.S., China

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron promised 1.5 billion euros ($1.85 billion) of public funding into artificial intelligence by 2022 in a bid to reverse a brain drain and catch up with the dominant U.S. and Chinese tech giants.

26 Mar 2018

With new plan, Macron wants France to win AI 'arms race'

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron has set his sights on artificial intelligence as the next technological frontier France cannot afford to miss, and will launch a major "offensive" this week, officials said on Monday.

26 Mar 2018

French deficit below three percent of GDP for first time in decade

PARIS France brought its public deficit below the European Union's three percent limit for the first time in a decade last year, data showed on Monday, supporting President Emmanuel Macron's goal of restoring French fiscal credibility in Brussels. | Video

14 Mar 2018

Celebrated abroad, France's Macron struggles to find love at home

PONTOISE, France He may have won election on a promise to be "neither of the left, nor the right", but France's mould-breaking young president is finding out that enacting broad welfare and labor reforms without a traditional power base has its price.

28 Feb 2018

Investment surge pushed French growth to 2 percent in 2017, strongest since 2011

PARIS The French economy grew by a stronger than expected 2 percent in 2017, its best performance since 2011, in a year marked by a surprise acceleration in investment from companies and households, official data showed on Wednesday.

21 Feb 2018

Macron's EU debate idea gains momentum after Poland joins in

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron has won support from 25 of the EU's remaining 27 states for his idea to hold democratic debates on the future of Europe later this year, with Hungary and the Netherlands still needing convincing, a French official said.

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