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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

May 24 2018

EU ends antitrust case against Gazprom without fines

BRUSSELS Russian gas giant Gazprom clinched a deal with EU antitrust regulators on Thursday to reform its pricing structure and allow rivals a foothold in eastern Europe, avoiding fines in a case that has dragged on for seven years.

May 23 2018

Facebook suggests no compensation for European users affected by data breach

BRUSSELS Facebook is unlikely to compensate the 2.7 million European users whose data was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica because sensitive bank account data had not been shared, the company said on Wednesday.

May 22 2018

EU antitrust official sees more scrutiny for Facebook, others

ROME Facebook and other tech giants may attract more regulatory scrutiny in future because of their market power, a senior EU antitrust official said on Tuesday.

May 14 2018

EU antitrust regulators to announce deal with Gazprom by next week: sources

BRUSSELS EU regulators will settle their antitrust case with Gazprom by next week, people close to the matter said on Monday, after the Russian energy giant pledged to change its pricing structure and allow rivals a foothold in eastern Europe.

May 04 2018

EU considers using algorithms to detect anti-competitive acts

BRUSSELS EU regulators may set up their own algorithms to find companies that use software to fix prices with peers or squeeze out their rivals, Europe's antitrust chief said on Friday.

May 02 2018

Exclusive: UTC set to win EU approval for $23 billion Rockwell Collins deal - sources

BRUSSELS U.S. aerospace and industrial company United Technologies Corp is set to win EU approval for the largest aerospace deal in history, a $23 billion bid for avionics maker Rockwell Collins , people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

May 02 2018

Exclusive: UTC set to win EU approval for $23 billion Rockwell Collins deal - sources

BRUSSELS U.S. aerospace and industrial company United Technologies Corp is set to win EU antitrust approval for the largest aerospace deal in history - a $23 billion bid for avionics maker Rockwell Collins, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Apr 24 2018

EU fines Altice $153 million for closing PT Portugal deal early

BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Tuesday it had fined French telecoms group Altice 125 million euros ($153 million) for closing its 2015 takeover of PT Portugal before it had gained regulatory approval.

Apr 24 2018

Ireland wins EU OK to tax sugary drinks on health grounds

BRUSSELS Ireland gained EU approval on Tuesday for a tax on sugary drinks after regulators said the levy would help the country tackle health and obesity issues.

Apr 23 2018

EU opens competition probe into Apple's bid for music app Shazam

BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators opened an investigation on Monday into Apple's bid for British music discovery app Shazam, concerned the deal might give the iPhone maker an unfair advantage in poaching users from its rivals.

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