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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

23 Apr 2018

Paris attacks suspect jailed for 20 years for Belgian attempted murder

BRUSSELS A Belgian court sentenced Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam and a co-accused to 20 years in prison on Monday for trying to kill police during a shootout in Brussels in 2016. | Video

19 Apr 2018

EU says it may impose more sanctions on Venezuela if democracy undermined

BRUSSELS The European Union said on Thursday it could impose further sanctions on Venezuela if it believes democracy is being undermined there, after the South American country's president called for elections next month that the main opposition has said it will boycott.

12 Apr 2018

EU extends rights sanctions on Iran, at odds over new measures

BRUSSELS The European Union extended sanctions on Iran over human rights violations on Thursday, as the bloc prepared for a clash over whether to impose a new set of penalties in the hope of safeguarding a nuclear deal with the Islamic republic.

27 Mar 2018

Euro zone sentiment falls in March, casting doubt on growth outlook

BRUSSELS Economic sentiment in the 19-countries sharing the euro slipped for the third month in a row in March, data from the European Commission showed on Tuesday, suggesting economic growth in the bloc was not as steady as previously thought.

09 Mar 2018

EU to respond to U.S. tariffs within 90 days if not exempt

BRUSSELS The European Union expects to be excluded from U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs but will go to the World Trade Organization to impose its own measures if Washington presses ahead, EU officials said on Friday. | Video

09 Mar 2018

EU to respond to U.S. tariffs within 90 days if not exempt

BRUSSELS The European Union expects to be excluded from U.S. steel and aluminium tariffs but will go to the World Trade Organization to impose its own measures if Washington presses ahead, EU officials said on Friday. | Video

02 Mar 2018

Europe wary of May's ideas for post-Brexit harmony

BRUSSELS European Union officials reacted warily on Friday to British Prime Minister Theresa May's proposals to maintain trade ties after Brexit, welcoming her tone but describing some of her demands as unrealistic.

02 Mar 2018

Europe wary of May's ideas for post-Brexit harmony

BRUSSELS European Union officials reacted warily on Friday to British Prime Minister Theresa May's proposals to maintain trade ties after Brexit, welcoming her tone but describing some of her demands as unrealistic.

01 Mar 2018

EU, U.S clear Essilor's 48 billion euro merger with Luxottica

PARIS/BRUSSELS European and U.S. competition regulators on Thursday approved the 48-billion-euro (42.49 billion pounds) merger of Italian eyewear maker Luxottica and French lens manufacturer Essilor, sending shares in both companies higher.

20 Feb 2018

EU court adviser backs Commission in forest dispute with Poland

BRUSSELS/WARSAW Poland's decision to increase logging in a primeval forest breaks EU law, an adviser to the EU's top court said on Tuesday, backing the European Commission against the government in one of several disputes straining ties between Warsaw and Brussels.

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