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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

08 Jun 2018

France calls for more German ambition on the euro zone

BERLIN France called on Friday for more ambition from Germany in reforming the euro zone, saying Europe faced a "now or never" moment with rising external threats from the United States and China.

06 Jun 2018

Macron wants 'more ambitious' deal on euro zone - sources

BERLIN/PARIS France wants a more ambitious reform of the euro zone than the one sketched out by Angela Merkel and will press the German chancellor for additional concessions on a euro zone budget and banking union in the weeks ahead, French officials say.

03 Jun 2018

With Trump tensions high, Merkel reaches out to Macron on Europe

BERLIN Germany's Angela Merkel has offered her most detailed response to French President Emmanuel Macron's ideas for reforming Europe, seeking to avert a damaging rift with Paris at a time of high anxiety over Italy and growing transatlantic tensions.

28 May 2018

EU lawmakers push to toughen screening of foreign investments

BRUSSELS/BERLIN Lawmakers in the European Parliament approved on Monday a far-reaching proposal calling for greater scrutiny of foreign investments, part of a bid to respond to a flurry of Chinese acquisitions in the European Union.

23 May 2018

With eye on China, EU parliament pushes tougher line on investments

BERLIN/BRUSSELS Members of the European Parliament are nearing agreement on a proposal that would broaden the powers of the European Commission to scrutinize foreign investments amid rising concern about Chinese acquisitions on the continent.

21 May 2018

Trump trade threat looms large as Merkel heads to China

BERLIN Germany's Angela Merkel faces a delicate diplomatic balancing act when she travels to China this week on a visit clouded by U.S. President Donald Trump's trade threats and his decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal.

16 Apr 2018

'Boiled frog syndrome': Germany's China problem

SCHROBENHAUSEN, Germany Bauer, a big producer of construction equipment, is better placed than many German companies that invested heavily in China over the past few decades. | Video

13 Apr 2018

Daily Briefing: Europe's Trump test

LONDON Two days ago, after a tweet from Donald Trump, it looked like the United States and key European allies were on the verge of launching strikes on Syria for a suspected chemical weapons attack by the government of Bashar al-Assad on the town of Douma. Now the timing is less clear and political cracks are emerging in Europe.

12 Apr 2018

Daily Briefing: Britain eyes role in Syria strikes

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May has called a cabinet meeting to discuss Syria amid reports London is likely to join the Trump administration’s expected military response to the suspected chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma.

05 Apr 2018

Daily Briefing: Signs of a spring thaw are hard to find

BERLIN Those hoping for a sharp rebound in German industrial orders in February, after a steep decline to start the year, came away disappointed this morning.

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