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.
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AMSTERDAM Dutch voters on Wednesday approved a referendum granting spy agencies the power to install bulk taps on Internet traffic, even as news of Facebook's 50 million user profile leak returned digital privacy issues to the fore.
AMSTERDAM A new nationalist party led by a self-styled intellectual won two seats in Amsterdam in Dutch municipal elections seen as heralding the fragmentation of the country's far right.
SCHIEDAM Swedish utility Vattenfall has won the right to build a 700 megawatt (MW) subsidy-free wind farm in the Dutch part of the North Sea, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs said on Monday.
AMSTERDAM Top Dutch financial services company ING Groep NV on Tuesday scrapped a planned 50 percent pay increase for CEO Ralph Hamers, bowing to pressure from politicians and the public.
AMSTERDAM B&S Group, a Dutch wholesale, logistics and distribution company, said on Monday it intends to seek an initial public offering (IPO) of its shares in Amsterdam in the coming weeks subject to market conditions.
FRANKFURT/LONDON/AMSTERDAM NIBC Holding NV, the Hague-based bank, will announce as soon as Monday its intention to launch an initial public offering on Euronext in Amsterdam, banking sources said.
AMSTERDAM The Dutch Finance Ministry said on Monday a review of tax deals offered to international companies found 72 mistakes, including five cases in which decisions were either wrong or likely wrong, and tax policies should be revised "in some ways".
AMSTERDAM Dutch energy company Eneco, valued at up to 4 billion euros ($5 billion), will be privatized after its municipal shareholders and management boards agreed on the terms under which it may be sold, ending months of feuding.
ROTTERDAM The Port of Rotterdam is bracing for a British exit from the European Union without any deal on customs, and looking at measures such as hiring 100 extra customs agents and dozens of fresh produce inspectors.
LONDON/AMSTERDAM A consortium of infrastructure funds at Goldman Sachs and Macquarie is seen as the front runner in the sale of European bulk port terminal operator HES International, worth around 2 billion euros ($2.5 billion), industry sources said.
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