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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.

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Two weeks to unlock Brexit, EU tells May

GOTHENBURG, Sweden "There is more work to be done" to unlock Brexit talks, British Prime Minister Theresa May was told on Friday, as the European Union repeated an early December deadline for her to move on the divorce bill and border with Ireland. | Video

Nov 17 2017

Education sought by EU to help build European identity

GOTHENBURG, Sweden European Union leaders, wary of the rise of populism and xenophobia, are turning to one of their more successful programs, the Erasmus student exchange scheme, to help foster cross-border education and European unity.

Nov 17 2017

EU leaders proclaim European social standards to woo voters

GOTHENBURG, Sweden European Union leaders proclaimed a set of 20 "social rights" on Friday in an attempt to make the EU more appealing to voters and counter rising eurosceptic sentiment across the bloc. | Video

Nov 16 2017

EU to press May at summit, UK dismisses Brexit offer talk

GOTHENBURG, Sweden European Union leaders will press Theresa May to meet their conditions soon for launching post-Brexit trade talks when she holds talks on the sidelines of a summit in Sweden on Friday, EU officials said.

Nov 15 2017

EU money for governments should be tied to fiscal rules - European Fiscal Board

BRUSSELS The enforcement of European Union fiscal rules would improve if payouts from the EU budget relied on observing borrowing limits rather than the empty threat of sanctions, the European Fiscal Board (EFB) said.

Nov 15 2017

Maple Brexit? EU eyes Canada model for UK trade

BRUSSELS The European Union is sizing up Britain for a post-Brexit free trade deal along the lines of one it agreed last year with Canada, people familiar with talks among national envoys on Tuesday told Reuters.

Nov 14 2017

Euro zone growth, eclipsing U.S. economy, set to be best in decade

BRUSSELS The euro zone's annual economic growth rate outstripped that of the United States in the third quarter setting up 2017 as the best year for the currency area since financial markets crashed a decade ago. | Video

Nov 10 2017

EU wants Brexit money this month, Davis seeks 'political' fix

BRUSSELS The European Union told Britain on Friday to spell out what it will pay Brussels for when it leaves the bloc in 2019 or face more delay in talks on future trade ties that are vital for British business. | Video

Nov 10 2017

Ireland sees 'a way to go' before agreement on border in Brexit talks

DUBLIN/BRUSSELS Ireland's foreign minister warned on Friday there was still "a way to go" in Brexit talks on the Irish border and welcomed an EU paper suggesting Britain needs to avoid "regulatory divergence" with the bloc if it wants to maintain a soft border.

Nov 08 2017

EU states see Britain failing to meet Brexit divorce terms

BRUSSELS EU envoys discussed on Wednesday delaying into next year the launch of talks with London on a post-Brexit relationship, raising the risk of businesses shifting out of Britain due to lack of clarity on what will happen after March 2019.

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