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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

May 14 2018

Exclusive - Jumping ship: Brexit-hit EU staff ditch UK passports

BRUSSELS About one in 10 British civil servants at the European Commission has taken another EU nationality since the Brexit vote, but are nonetheless resigned to scant prospects of future promotion.

Apr 19 2018

EU bans 20 Brazilian meat plants, hits 35 percent of exports

BRUSSELS/SAO PAULO Europe's decision to ban meat imports from several Brazilian suppliers affects 30 to 35 percent of the country's exports to the bloc and will force companies to find new markets while officials work to reverse the measure, Brazil's Agriculture Minister said.

Mar 27 2018

Taxi drivers block traffic in Brussels to protest 'Uberisation'

BRUSSELS Hundreds of taxi drivers blocked roads in Brussels on Tuesday, demanding the government drop plans they said would make it easier for Uber and other ride-hailing apps to operate there.

Mar 22 2018

Second anniversary of Belgium militant attack brings back painful memories

BRUSSELS The second anniversary of a militant attack in Belgium in which 32 people died brings back painful memories for Walter Benjamin, whose right leg was partially amputated because he was caught in a bomb blast at the airport. | Video

Mar 22 2018

Second anniversary of Belgium militant attack brings back painful memories

BRUSSELS The second anniversary of a militant attack in Belgium in which 32 people died brings back painful memories for Walter Benjamin, whose right leg was partially amputated because he was caught in a bomb blast at the airport. | Video

Mar 21 2018

Second anniversary of Belgium militant attack brings back painful memories

BRUSSELS, March 21 The second anniversary of a militant attack in Belgium in which 32 people died brings back painful memories for Walter Benjamin, whose right leg was partially amputated because he was caught in a bomb blast at the airport.

Mar 07 2018

Male-dominated panels still rule conferences, study finds

BRUSSELS Male-dominated panels - or "manels" - remain prevalent at policy events in the European Union, with women averaging only one in four conference speakers, a report has found.

Feb 28 2018

Anti-Brexit MEPs defect from Conservatives' EU group

BRUSSELS Two prominent British Conservative members of the European Parliament quit the Tories' Brussels group on Wednesday to join the main, pro-EU center-right bloc as Brexit continues to divide Britain's ruling party.

Feb 28 2018

Belgium's Kinepolis profit grows as cinema empire expands

BRUSSELS, Feb 28 Belgian cinema group Kinepolis Group NV, reported a 10 percent increase in profit in 2017 as visitors were drawn to its newly opened movie theatres and it sold more snacks and premium tickets, such as for fancier seats.

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.

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