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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

Feb 22 2018

EU's top court says Poland breached air pollution rules

BRUSSELS/WARSAW The European Union's top court on Thursday said Poland had failed to uphold air quality standards, part of a wider EU battle to reduce deaths from airborne pollution which it estimates kills 400,000 people every year.

Feb 06 2018

In the battle over his sole, Louboutin loses a round

BRUSSELS Christian Louboutin's bid for exclusive rights to put red soles on high-heeled shoes ran into trouble on Tuesday when a court adviser said he may not be entitled to stop others from selling the same kind of sole.

Feb 05 2018

Belgian business urges Lufthansa not to merge Brussels Airlines with Eurowings

BRUSSELS Nearly 100 Belgian companies called on Monday for Germany's Lufthansa to keep Brussels Airlines based in Belgium and not to merge it with Eurowings, as the German carrier replaced the Belgian airline's top management.

Jan 30 2018

Brexit may hurt popular Erasmus student exchange scheme, officials say

BRUSSELS Britain's exit from the European Union may hurt one of the most popular programs launched by the EU -- the Erasmus student exchange -- cutting the number of available destinations and participating students, officials said on Tuesday.

Jan 28 2018

'Fake news' is not new: the Nazis used it too, says Holocaust exhibit

(This January 25 story corrects name of exhibit, context in fourth paragraph.)

Jan 24 2018

EU calls on firms, governments to speed up privacy law preparation

BRUSSELS Businesses, regulators and governments have just over 100 days to get ready for the biggest shake-up of personal data privacy rules since the birth of the internet, the European Union executive said on Wednesday, in a reminder of how much work still needs to be done.

Jan 17 2018

Brussels recreates rape victim outfits in exhibition

BRUSSELS A new exhibition in Brussels showcases the stories of student rape victims by recreating the outfits they wore during their assault, inspired by a project created by students at the University of Kansas.

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