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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

Dec 07 2017

EU gains powers to check up on new car approvals

BRUSSELS EU negotiators agreed new rules on Thursday that give Brussels the power to check up on national car approval authorities and set targets for emission checks in the aftermath of the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

Dec 06 2017

Former Catalan leader says to stay in Belgium for time being

BRUSSELS Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, facing arrest in Spain for organising an illegal independence referendum in October, said on Tuesday he would stay in Belgium for the time being.

Dec 05 2017

EU supervision at issue in final talks on new car rules

BRUSSELS Giving Brussels more supervision over national car regulators is a hurdle in talks this week to agree new EU rules after the Volkswagen scandal, with Germany and Italy opposed, according to EU documents and sources.

Nov 08 2017

EU plans credits, fines to boost low-emission car production

BRUSSELS The European Union proposed tougher car emissions targets on Wednesday including a credit system for carmakers to encourage the rollout of electric vehicles and fines for exceeding carbon dioxide limits.

Oct 20 2017

BMW raided in cartel investigation as Daimler claims immunity

MUNICH/BRUSSELS BMW's headquarters were raided by European Union officials investigating an alleged cartel among German carmakers, it said on Friday, as rival Daimler claimed whistleblower status in an effort to avoid fines.

Oct 19 2017

No EU unity for Russia Nord Stream 2 talks: Juncker

BRUSSELS The European Commission on Thursday said that despite a lack of unity among member states over Russia's plans for a new gas pipeline to Germany, it would press ahead to seek support for talks with Russia on its objections.

Oct 11 2017

EU-Kommission droht bei Zank-Pipeline Nord Stream 2 Rückschlag

Brüssel Der Vorstoß der EU-Kommission für direkte Gespräche mit Russland über das umstrittene Gas-Pipelineprojekt "Nord Stream 2" droht zu scheitern.

Oct 11 2017

Up against Germany, EU bid for gas talks with Moscow falters

BRUSSELS The European Commission's attempts to intervene in Russia's plans for a new gas pipeline to Germany have been dealt a blow by legal advice, according to EU diplomats and a document seen by Reuters.

Oct 10 2017

Exclusive: EU plans carbon credits, not quotas, for electric vehicles

BRUSSELS A European Union proposal to promote electric cars will shy away from quotas and instead include carbon credits that carmakers can use to offset emissions targets, EU sources told Reuters.

Sep 14 2017

Soldiers on Europe's streets dent NATO's defense edge

BRUSSELS The use of armed soldiers to patrol alongside pavement cafes and selfie-snapping tourists in European cities since jihadi attacks risks compromising deployments overseas, military leaders say.


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