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Francesco Guarascio

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

Aug 14 2018

Euro zone beats slowdown expectations but industry brakes

BRUSSELS Euro zone growth was better than expected in the second quarter, flash estimates showed on Tuesday, in a sign that the negative effects of global trade tensions might be seen only later in the year. | Video

Aug 06 2018

Debt costs seen rising as Italy casts doubt on fiscal rules

ROME Economists on Monday predicted a further hike in Italy's debt servicing costs, as senior Italian officials said respecting European Union fiscal rules was not the priority for the new eurosceptic government.

Aug 02 2018

Vatican changes teaching to oppose death penalty in all cases

VATICAN CITY The Roman Catholic Church formally changed its teaching on Thursday to declare the death penalty inadmissible whatever the circumstance, a move likely to be criticized in countries where capital punishment is legal. | Video

Jul 27 2018

Markets jitter as founder of Italian ruling party urges euro referendum

ROME Italy should have a "plan B" to quit the euro zone with a referendum if economic conditions dictate, the founder of the co-ruling 5-Star Movement said, sending ripples through financial markets.

Jul 12 2018

EU backs Bulgaria's first step towards joining euro

BRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers gave their green light on Thursday to Bulgaria's bid to join the bloc's banking union, a step towards the Balkan state's adoption of the euro, they said in a statement.

Jul 12 2018

EU cuts euro zone growth forecast, blames U.S. trade wars

BRUSSELS The European Commission on Thursday cut its forecasts for the euro zone's economic growth this year, citing among the top causes for its revision trade tensions with the United States and rising oil prices which push the bloc's inflation higher. | Video

Jul 12 2018

EU too soft on fiscal rules, risks from high-debt states: auditors

BRUSSELS The European Commission has applied fiscal rules with excessive flexibility, making them ineffective in reducing debt in highly indebted states such as Italy, auditors said on Thursday, warning of risks of spillovers from negative market reactions.

Jul 12 2018

EU too soft on fiscal rules, risks from high-debt states- auditors

BRUSSELS, July 12 The European Commission has applied fiscal rules with excessive flexibility, making them ineffective in reducing debt in highly indebted states like Italy, auditors said on Thursday, warning of risks of spillovers from negative market reactions.

Jul 11 2018

EU and BoE clash over fate of financial contracts after Brexit

BRUSSELS/LONDON The European Commission said on Wednesday that existing financial contracts, such as derivatives or insurance, are unlikely to be affected by Britain's departure from the European Union - a view the Bank of England described as "wrong headed".

Jul 11 2018

EU and BoE clash over fate of financial contracts after Brexit

BRUSSELS/LONDON The European Commission said on Wednesday that existing financial contracts, such as derivatives or insurance, are unlikely to be affected by Britain's departure from the European Union - a view the Bank of England described as "wrong headed".

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