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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

21 Sep 2017

EU eyes solo move to increase tax on online giants, risking U.S. anger

BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Thursday it may seek to implement tax reform to raise more revenue from online giants without the backing of the United States and other rich nations, in a move that could spark a new transatlantic dispute.

21 Sep 2017

EU oversight plan draws fire from financial firms and consumers alike

BRUSSELS The European Union's plans to tighten up its oversight of financial firms have come under attack from industry and consumer groups that fear the move could hit businesses without doing enough to prevent misselling of risky funds.

20 Sep 2017

EU ready to move alone on digital tax if no global deal

BRUSSELS The European Commission said the EU should proceed with an overhaul of taxes on digital firms even if the rest of the rich world did not follow suit, a draft report said.

20 Sep 2017

EU moves to extend grip on financial sector after Brexit

BRUSSELS The European Commission on Wednesday proposed transferring some powers to oversee the financial sector from national capitals in a move to extend the EU's grip on the industry as the bloc prepares for the departure of London, its main financial hub.

19 Sep 2017

EU to propose stronger monitoring of UK financial firms after Brexit

BRUSSELS The European Commission is set to propose on Wednesday stricter controls of foreign financial firms that do business in the EU, a move that would extend European regulators' supervision over London, Europe's biggest financial center, after Britain leaves the bloc.

16 Sep 2017

EU plan to raise taxes for global internet firms hits snag

TALLINN A European Union plan to raise more tax from digital multinationals faced the first signs of scepticism on Saturday, as smaller members of the bloc warned about the economic impact from such a move. | Video

16 Sep 2017

First cracks emerge in EU plan to raise online giants' tax bill

TALLINN, Sept 16 First signs of open scepticism appeared on Saturday over a European Union plan to raise the tax bill of digital multinationals, as some finance ministers from smaller EU states raised concerns about the economic impact.

15 Sep 2017

EU plans to raise tax bill of online giants gather momentum

TALLINN Nearly one third of European Union states backed a plan to tax digital multinationals on their turnover, France said on Friday, as the EU weighs a range of other measures to increase the tax bill of companies like Google and Amazon.

15 Sep 2017

Nail euro zone problems first, fix institutions later, ministers say

TALLINN The euro zone must identify its problems, then see what changes to its institutions are needed to fix them, euro zone finance ministers said on Friday.

15 Sep 2017

Former ECB board member says EU rules could pose bank run risks

TALLINN European Union rules on winding down failing banks could increase the risk of bank runs, a former board member of the European Central Bank said, reigniting a debate triggered by the collapse of Spain's Banco Popular.


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