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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

Mar 16 2018

Belgium takes back Brussels' Grand Mosque from Saudi government

BRUSSELS Belgium is taking back control of the Grand Mosque of Brussels by terminating Saudi Arabia's lease of the building with immediate effect over concerns it promotes radicalism, the government said on Friday.

Mar 10 2018

EU, Japan start push for exemptions from Trump tariffs

BRUSSELS The European Union and Japan urged the United States on Saturday to grant them exemptions from metal import tariffs, with Tokyo calling for "calm-headed behavior" in a dispute that threatens to spiral into a trade war.

Feb 23 2018

Donors pledge $500 million for troops in West Africa's Sahel

BRUSSELS International donors pledged half a billion dollars for a multinational military operation in West Africa's Sahel region on Friday, as Europe seeks to stop migrants and militants reaching its shores.

Feb 14 2018

EU executive presents options for next budget, seeks to make up for Brexit loss

BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Wednesday a larger EU budget for 2021-2027, with new sources of revenue and cuts in cohesion spending to cover a hole left by Britain's departure from the bloc, and said money should be linked to governments respecting the rule of law.

Feb 12 2018

Giving up control of Brussels mosque, Saudi Arabia sends a signal

BRUSSELS/RIYADH Saudi Arabia has agreed to give up control of Belgium's largest mosque in a sign that it is trying to shed its reputation as a global exporter of an ultra-conservative brand of Islam. | Video

Feb 06 2018

EIB approves 1.5 billion euro loan for TAP gas pipeline

BRUSSELS The European Investment Bank on Tuesday approved a 1.5 billion euro (1.33 billion pounds) loan for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), part of a $40 billion project to bring new gas supplies to Europe.

Jan 25 2018

EU provides record funding for a France-Spain power link

BRUSSELS The European Union is to provide 578 million euros ($717 million) to build a power link between Spain and France to carry excess Spanish renewable energy and ease one of Europe's worst network bottlenecks, an EU source said.

Dec 19 2017

EU reaches deal on energy standards for buildings

BRUSSELS The European Union on Tuesday backed new rules on energy standards for all new public buildings in the 28-country bloc and improvements for existing buildings, which account for over a third of EU greenhouse gas and emissions.

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.


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