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Philip Blenkinsop

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

May 24 2018

Europe can expect only modest trade deal with U.S.: EU trade chief

BRUSSELS The European Union's trade chief described on Thursday the lack of a full trade accord between the bloc and the United States as ridiculous, but said the best that could be expected now was only a very modest agreement.

May 23 2018

With eye on China, EU parliament pushes tougher line on investments

BERLIN/BRUSSELS Members of the European Parliament are nearing agreement on a proposal that would broaden the powers of the European Commission to scrutinize foreign investments amid rising concern about Chinese acquisitions on the continent.

May 22 2018

EU doubts if offer can prevent Trump tariffs or steel caps

BRUSSELS European Union proposals to open its markets wider to U.S. products, including cars, appear not to have persuaded Washington to lift the threat of import tariffs on EU steel and aluminium, the bloc's trade chief said on Tuesday.

May 22 2018

EU agrees to start Australia, New Zealand trade talks

BRUSSELS European Union countries cleared the way on Tuesday for the bloc to begin free trade talks with Australia and New Zealand in a drive to forge new alliances as trade tensions with the United States increase.

May 22 2018

Trump wants more from EU to lift tariffs - EU trade chief

BRUSSELS, May 22 Europe's proposals to open its markets wider to U.S. products including cars appear not to have persuaded Washington to lift the threat of import tariffs on EU steel and aluminium, the bloc's trade chief said on Tuesday.

May 22 2018

EU agrees to start trade talks with Australia, New Zealand

BRUSSELS, May 22 European Union countries cleared the way on Tuesday for the bloc to begin free trade talks with Australia and New Zealand in a drive to forge new alliances as trade tensions with the United States increase.

May 22 2018

Beer maker AB InBev pumps up the volume in Africa

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May 17 2018

EU ready to discuss cars with Trump to avert trade war

SOFIA/BRUSSELS The European Union is ready to negotiate opening its markets wider to U.S. imports including cars, in a bid to avert a potential trade war with Washington, EU leaders said on Thursday. | Video

May 17 2018

EU heads discuss bold-or-fold strategy toward Trump tariffs

SOFIA/BRUSSELS European leaders sought unity on Wednesday toward threatened U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminium, balancing the views of those most fearful of a trade war and those determined not to be bullied into concessions. | Video

May 16 2018

EU heads discuss bold or fold strategy towards Trump tariffs

SOFIA/BRUSSELS, May 16 European leaders will seek to agree a common stance on Wednesday towards threatened U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminium, balancing the views of those most fearful of a trade war and those determined not to be bullied into concessions.

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