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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

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EU regulators to give large banks 4 years to raise capital buffers: source

BRUSSELS European Union regulators have decided to give large euro zone banks up to four years to raise capital buffers, a source told Reuters on Tuesday, setting for the first time binding requirements that some lenders might find difficult to meet.

Nov 16 2017

EU, U.S. close to deal on stock exchanges before MIFID II deadline

BRUSSELS The European Commission will grant equivalent status to trading venues in the United States and Switzerland provided EU member states agree, draft documents seen by Reuters said.

Nov 16 2017

EU handling of Greek bailouts only partial success: EU auditors

BRUSSELS The European Union's handling of three bailout programs for Greece during the euro zone's financial crisis had several weaknesses and was only partly successful, European auditors said on Thursday.

Nov 15 2017

Murder and money laundering in Malta -- a challenge for EU

BRUSSELS The European Union has called very publicly for Malta to bring to justice the killers of a journalist who accused the Mediterranean island's leaders of profiting from global corruption.

Nov 14 2017

EU's Moscovici urges fast action against tax "vampires" after Paradise Papers

BRUSSELS The European Union needs a quick agreement on proposed rules for lawyers, bankers and other advisers that help devise ways to aggressively cut tax bills, the European tax commissioner said on Tuesday.

Nov 14 2017

Murder and money laundering in Malta: a challenge for EU

BRUSSELS The European Union has called very publicly for Malta to bring to justice the killers of a journalist who accused the Mediterranean island's leaders of profiting from global corruption.

Nov 14 2017

EU Commission defends Malta on money laundering, lawmakers skeptical

BRUSSELS A top European Commission official defended Malta's record on preventing money laundering in a parliamentary debate on Tuesday prompted by the murder of an investigative journalist, but a variety of EU lawmakers expressed scepticism.

Nov 10 2017

EU parliament questions independence of police, judiciary in Malta

BRUSSELS European Union lawmakers have raised concerns over money laundering in Malta and the independence of its police and judiciary in a draft resolution, stepping up pressure on the island after the assassination of an investigative journalist.

Nov 10 2017

EU Commission sides with Parliament on ECB bad loan rift

BRUSSELS The European Central Bank can impose capital requirements on banks to provide for bad loans only on a case-by-case basis, the European Commission said in a document published on Friday, a clarification that could weaken the ECB plan.

Nov 10 2017

EU lawmakers urge stricter oversight of Malta after killing of journalist

BRUSSELS, Nov 10 European Union lawmakers called on Friday for stricter EU supervision of Malta's application of the bloc's rules on money laundering and basic rights, stepping up pressure after the assassination of an investigative journalist on the island.

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