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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 Jan 2018

Ablynx soars after rejects Novo Nordisk's $3.1 billion biotech bid

COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS Denmark's Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest insulin maker, went public with a 2.6 billion euro ($3.1 billion) bid for Belgian biotech group Ablynx on Monday, seeking a new source of growth by bolstering its treatments for rare blood disorders.

08 Jan 2018

Milliardenschweres Fusionskarussell in Biotech-Branche

Brüssel/New York Die internationale Biotech-Branche startet mit einem milliardenschweren Übernahmekampf ins neue Jahr.

20 Dec 2017

Full Brexit in January 2021 as EU sets transition deadline

BRUSSELS The European Union wants a transition period after Brexit to end no later than the last day of 2020, according to the European Commission's negotiating directives agreed on Wednesday.

19 Dec 2017

Austrian leader defends EU credentials in Brussels

BRUSSELS Austria's new chancellor travelled to Brussels on Tuesday on his first foreign trip since being sworn in, aiming to dispel concerns that his coalition with the far right spells trouble for the European Union.

15 Nov 2017

Skype loses Belgian court appeal after fails to comply with call data order

BRUSSELS Microsoft's online communication service Skype lost an appeal in Belgium after it failed to comply with a court request to share data from messages and calls.

14 Nov 2017

Austrian can't file Facebook class action suit: EU Court adviser

BRUSSELS An Austrian law student cannot bring a class action suit against Facebook's Irish unit over alleged privacy violations in an Austrian court, an EU court adviser said on Tuesday, but can sue the company in his home country on his own behalf.

08 Nov 2017

Caught up in Catalan crisis, Belgian PM urges 'dialogue'

BRUSSELS Belgium's prime minister, battling to contain domestic fallout from the arrival of fugitive Catalan leaders, urged Madrid on Wednesday to talk to the separatists, but said he would not interfere in any extradition to Spain.

08 Nov 2017

Caught up in Catalan crisis, Belgian PM urges 'dialogue'

BRUSSELS Belgium's prime minister, battling to contain domestic fallout from the arrival of fugitive Catalan leaders, urged Madrid on Wednesday to talk to the separatists, but said he would not interfere in any extradition to Spain.

05 Nov 2017

Sacked Catalonia leader turns himself in, polls show independence strength

BRUSSELS/MADRID/BARCELONA Sacked Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont and four associates turned themselves in to Belgian police on Sunday, following Spain's issuing of an arrest warrant for rebellion and sedition. | Video

05 Nov 2017

Belgian judge to decide on ex Catalan leader arrest warrant by Monday

BRUSSELS A Belgian judge will decide by Monday on Spain's arrest warrant for sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and his associates after they turned themselves in to Belgian police, a spokesman for Brussels prosecutors said on Sunday.

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