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Robert-Jan Bartunek

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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After Gazprom probe, EU investigates Qatar's long-term LNG contracts

LONDON/BRUSSELS The European Commission is investigating the bloc's biggest sea-borne gas supplier Qatar Petroleum over potentially restrictive 20-year supply agreements inhibiting development of a single gas market, its latest challenge to a major gas supplier.

Jun 02 2018

Belgium suffer Kompany blow in draw with Portugal

BRUSSELS Defender Vincent Kompany will require a scan to determine if he can play in the World Cup in Russia after injuring his groin during Belgium's goalless draw with Portugal in a friendly on Saturday.

May 31 2018

Euro zone inflation well above expectations in May

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT Euro zone inflation jumped far more than expected in May on higher energy costs, offering relief to the European Central Bank after market turbulence that has jeopardized its planned exit from a lavish stimulus program. | Video

May 30 2018

EU industry lobby adds to pressure on Britain over Brexit talks

By Gabriela Baczynska, Robert-Jan Bartunek and Andrew MacAskill

May 30 2018

EU industry lobby adds to pressure on Britain over Brexit talks

By Gabriela Baczynska, Robert-Jan Bartunek and Andrew MacAskill

May 02 2018

Euro zone economy slows as expected in first quarter

BRUSSELS Euro zone economic growth slowed as expected at the start of 2018, although economists said temporary factors were partly behind the weakness and that the economy should continue to expand strongly this year.

Apr 23 2018

Paris attacks suspect jailed for 20 years for Belgian attempted murder

BRUSSELS A Belgian court sentenced Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam and a co-accused to 20 years in prison on Monday for trying to kill police during a shootout in Brussels in 2016. | Video

Apr 19 2018

EU says it may impose more sanctions on Venezuela if democracy undermined

BRUSSELS The European Union said on Thursday it could impose further sanctions on Venezuela if it believes democracy is being undermined there, after the South American country's president called for elections next month that the main opposition has said it will boycott.

Apr 12 2018

EU extends rights sanctions on Iran, at odds over new measures

BRUSSELS The European Union extended sanctions on Iran over human rights violations on Thursday, as the bloc prepared for a clash over whether to impose a new set of penalties in the hope of safeguarding a nuclear deal with the Islamic republic.

Mar 27 2018

Euro zone sentiment falls in March, casting doubt on growth outlook

BRUSSELS Economic sentiment in the 19-countries sharing the euro slipped for the third month in a row in March, data from the European Commission showed on Tuesday, suggesting economic growth in the bloc was not as steady as previously thought.


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