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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

Oct 22 2017

Now talk nice: EU script to help May settle Brexit bill

BRUSSELS Diplomatic theatrics at last week's Brussels summit revealed how European Union leaders will coax Theresa May over the next two months into parting with tens of billions of euros in return for a post-Brexit trade deal.

Oct 19 2017

Britain's new concessions are not enough, EU leaders tell May

BRUSSELS European Union leaders welcomed a proposal by British Prime Minister Theresa May aimed at unblocking Brexit talks, but said concessions to ease the fears of EU citizens living in Britain were not enough.

Oct 18 2017

Egged off: EU summit venue switched after noxious fumes

BRUSSELS Toxic fumes from kitchen drains forced the European Union on Wednesday to switch the venue of its summit in Brussels less than 24 hours before leaders were due to begin the two-day meeting.

Oct 16 2017

No new ski boycott: EU changes tune on Austrian right

BRUSSELS Seventeen winters ago, the European Union offered a very cold shoulder to a chancellor who brought Austria's far right into government, and some EU leaders even spoke of boycotting Tyrolean ski resorts in protest.

Oct 16 2017

May, Juncker call for faster Brexit talks

BRUSSELS British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker agreed over dinner in Brussels on Monday that the pace of negotiations over Britain's departure from the European Union should be stepped up.

Oct 16 2017

No new ski boycott: EU changes tune on Austrian right

BRUSSELS Seventeen winters ago, the European Union offered a very cold shoulder to a chancellor who brought Austria's far right into government, and some EU leaders even spoke of boycotting Tyrolean ski resorts in protest.

Oct 13 2017

EU plans Brexit summit gesture, May hints on cash

BRUSSELS Britain will be offered a goodwill gesture at a European Union summit next week, European nations agreed on Friday, seeking to break the deadlock over Brexit, but no watering down of their demand for tens of billions of euros they say Britain owes. | Video

Oct 12 2017

EU to offer May hope of post-Brexit talks at summit: draft text

BRUSSELS European Union leaders could hand Theresa May an olive branch in deadlocked Brexit negotiations next week by launching their own internal preparations for a transition to a new relationship with Britain.

Oct 12 2017

EU to launch internal Brexit transition work - draft

BRUSSELS European Union leaders will tell Britain next week it must improve the terms of its withdrawal offer, but give London the prospect of a rapid move to free-trade talks in December if that happens, their draft joint statement showed.

Oct 12 2017

Brexit talks deadlock on cash, Barnier eyes move by December

BRUSSELS Brexit talks are deadlocked over money, the EU's Michel Barnier said on Thursday as he ruled out discussions on future trade being launched by EU leaders next week but spoke of possible progress by December.

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