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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 13 2017

As resistance builds, Macron shifts focus away from euro reform

PARIS/BERLIN French President Emmanuel Macron, concerned that a divisive discussion over euro zone reform might undermine his broader European agenda, has begun prioritizing other areas of EU cooperation, French officials say.

Dec 03 2017

U.S. allies fret as 'guillotine' hangs over Tillerson

BRUSSELS/BERLIN On the eve of his trip to Europe, Rex Tillerson gave a speech last week that European allies had waited months to hear: an "ironclad" promise of U.S. support to its oldest allies.

Nov 27 2017

Don't count on Germany's SPD to rescue Macron's euro agenda

BERLIN During Germany's election campaign, the Social Democrats (SPD) rallied behind French President Emmanuel Macron's ideas for reform of the euro zone, including the creation of a budget, finance minister and separate parliament for the currency bloc.

Nov 21 2017

German political limbo threatens European reform push

BERLIN Half a year ago, the political stars seemed perfectly aligned for a deep reform of the European Union and its euro currency.

Nov 15 2017

Europe could be next mission for Merkel's 'Mr Fix It'

BERLIN Peter Altmaier once said he would never rise to the top tier of German politics because of his appearance -- he is a huge man who seems perpetually dishevelled, with shirt untucked and tie askew.

Nov 15 2017

Europe could be next mission for Merkel's 'Mr Fix It'

BERLIN Peter Altmaier once said he would never rise to the top tier of German politics because of his appearance -- he is a huge man who seems perpetually dishevelled, with shirt untucked and tie askew.

Nov 10 2017

Euro budget, ESM, banking union stances unresolved in German talks: document

BERLIN German parties exploring a coalition government remain divided on the issues of a euro zone budget, Europe's banking union and its ESM bailout fund ahead of a meeting of party leaders later on Friday, according to a draft paper on Europe seen by Reuters.

Nov 08 2017

France urges Berlin to seize 'historic opportunity' on Europe

BERLIN Visiting Berlin in the midst of sensitive coalition talks, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire urged Germany to seize a historic window of opportunity to reform Europe, warning that the bloc could succumb to nationalism if they failed.

Nov 05 2017

France's Le Maire heads to Berlin to test Eurogroup waters

BERLIN/PARIS French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire will meet German officials in Berlin this week to discuss the future of the euro zone and assess his own prospects of becoming the next chairman of the Eurogroup forum of finance ministers.

Oct 27 2017

After Iran shock, nervous Europe girds for next Trump salvo

BERLIN Following Donald Trump's decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal this month, shaken European capitals are asking themselves what the U.S. president will do next.

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