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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 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.

Dec 06 2017

Lufthansa to gain more slots despite offer to give up most Niki slots: source

BRUSSELS Lufthansa stands to gain a substantial number of airport slots despite offering to give up some take-off and landing slots to win EU approval to buy Air Berlin assets, a person familiar with the matter said, indicating it may have to offer more concessions to satisfy Brussels.

Dec 06 2017

Luxury brands lifted by EU court backing for online sales ban

LUXEMBOURG Coty and other luxury brands scored a landmark victory on Wednesday in their bid to stop retailers selling their products on online platforms such as Amazon and eBay when Europe's top court backed their right to protect their image.

Dec 04 2017

Exclusive: EU set to approve easyJet purchase of parts of Air Berlin - sources

BRUSSELS/LONDON British budget airline easyJet is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval to buy parts of failed German peer Air Berlin , people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Dec 01 2017

Lufthansa offers EU concessions over Air Berlin asset buy

BRUSSELS German airline Lufthansa has offered concessions to try to allay competition concerns about its plan to buy Air Berlin assets, EU antitrust regulators said on Friday.

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