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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

12:56pm EST

Exclusive: Safran, Zodiac deal expected to win unconditional EU approval - source

BRUSSELS French aero engine maker Safran is set to secure an EU green light for its $7.7 billion bid for aircraft seat maker Zodiac Aerospace to create the world's third-largest aerospace supplier, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.

11:32am EST

EU court rejects U.S. intervention in Apple's Irish $15 billion tax case

BRUSSELS Europe's second-highest court has rejected a request from the U.S. government to intervene in Apple's challenge against an EU order to pay back taxes of up to 13 billion euros ($15.3 billion) because it failed to prove a direct interest in the outcome of the case.

Dec 14 2017

Exclusive: Luxottica, Essilor tie-up on track for unconditional EU okay - sources

BRUSSELS Italian eyewear maker Luxottica and French lens manufacturer Essilor are set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval for their 48 billion-euro ($57 billion) merger, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Dec 14 2017

EU regulators to clear Luxottica, Essilor deal without conditions: sources

BRUSSELS Italy's Luxottica and French glasses group Essilor are set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval for their 48-billion-euro ($56.8 billion), two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Dec 12 2017

EasyJet wins unconditional EU approval to buy Air Berlin assets

BRUSSELS British budget airline easyJet gained unconditional EU antitrust approval on Tuesday to buy parts of Air Berlin , in contrast with rival Lufthansa, which is trying to convince regulators of its own bid for other Air Berlin assets.

Dec 12 2017

EU antitrust official sees competition threat if mergers lead to high margins

BRUSSELS EU regulators are keeping tabs on high profit margins enjoyed by companies that are merging, concerned this may threaten competition, a senior EU antitrust official warned on Tuesday.

Dec 08 2017

EU regulators to warn Bayer about Monsanto bid: source

BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators are set to warn Bayer its planned purchase of U.S. seed maker Monsanto may hurt competition, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, a move that would force Bayer to offer concessions to address the concerns.

Dec 08 2017

EU regulators order skating body ISU to scrap disproportionate penalties

BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators sided on Friday with speed skaters seeking to compete in new money-spinning events as they ordered the sport's governing body ISU to scrap "disproportionately punitive" penalties aimed at stopping athletes from doing so.

Dec 08 2017

EU's Vestager to meet Google's unhappy shopping rivals

BRUSSELS, Dec 8 Europe's antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager will meet with foes of Alphabet unit Google amid mounting criticism that the company's proposal to treat competitors equally was not working out.

Dec 08 2017

EU's Vestager voices deep concerns about Lufthansa, Air Berlin deal

BRUSSELS Europe's antitrust chief expressed "quite deep competition concerns" on Friday about Lufthansa's plan to buy Air Berlin assets, yet another sign the German carrier may have to cough up more concessions in return for her approval of the deal.

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