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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.

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EU mulls rules to strengthen protection of whistleblowers

BRUSSELS Whistleblowers may be given greater protection from reprisals when exposing fraud, tax evasion, data breaches and other misdeeds, under new rules proposed by the European Commission.

10 Apr 2018

EU chases 'unicorns' with venture capital plan to bolster start-ups

BRUSSELS The European Union launched on Tuesday a venture capital "fund of funds" aimed at boosting investment in innovative start-ups and narrow Europe's gap with the United States and China in turning small firms into "unicorns" with high market valuation.

05 Apr 2018

English law faces Brexit crunch under push to change financial contracts

BRUSSELS Euro zone banks that have issued bonds under English law may face capital shortfalls after Britain leaves the EU, regulators in the currency bloc said as they encourage banks to switch to continental law for future contracts.

28 Mar 2018

EU proposes lower fees for bank payments, currency conversion

BRUSSELS Banks in the European Union will have to cut fees on cross-border payments in euros and on some currency conversions within the bloc under legislative proposals put forward by the European Commission on Wednesday.

28 Mar 2018

EU Commission proposes lower fees for cross-border bank transfers

BRUSSELS, March 28 Banks in the European Union will have to cut fees on cross-border payments in euros and on some currency conversions within the bloc under legislative proposals put forward by the European Commission on Wednesday.

16 Mar 2018

EU ready to hit big U.S. tech firms with 3 percent turnover tax

BRUSSELS Large companies with significant digital revenues in the European Union such as Google and Facebook could face a 3 percent tax on their turnover under a draft proposal by the European Commission seen by Reuters.

16 Mar 2018

EU ready to hit big U.S. tech firms with 3 percent turnover tax

BRUSSELS Large companies with significant digital revenues in the European Union such as Google and Facebook could face a 3 percent tax on their turnover under a draft proposal by the European Commission seen by Reuters.

15 Mar 2018

EU Commission proposes stricter requirements for banks saddled with bad loans

(This version of the March 14 story, corrects paragraph 16 to say .. 27.5 pct .. not.. 27.4 pct)

13 Mar 2018

EU banks to face bigger backstops for new bad loans: draft

BRUSSELS European Union banks will have to set aside more capital against new loans that could turn sour as of Wednesday, when the European Commission will publish a proposal on larger backstops for bad debt, a draft document showed.

13 Mar 2018

Accountants to face higher EU scrutiny on aggressive tax planning

BRUSSELS European Union finance ministers agreed new measures on Tuesday to force accountants and banks to report aggressive tax schemes that help companies shift profits to low-tax countries.

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