Francesco Guarascio

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

23 Jan 2018

EU removes Panama, seven others from tax-haven blacklist, triggering criticism

BRUSSELS European Union finance ministers agreed on Tuesday to remove eight jurisdictions, including much-criticised Panama, from the bloc's blacklist of tax havens, one month after the list was set up.

23 Jan 2018

Bank bad loan woes require long-term solutions: France's Le Maire

BRUSSELS Efforts to reduce the bad loans held by European banks will take time, the French finance minister said on Tuesday, warning against new measures to cut bad debt faster that are backed by Germany and the European Central Bank.

18 Jan 2018

EU says banks' bad loan woes ease but they need capital buffer hikes

BRUSSELS There are fewer bad loans on the balance sheets of European banks but they remain high, the European Commission said on Thursday as it prepares to push through measures to force higher provisioning for soured debt despite the opposition of big lenders.

18 Jan 2018

EU says banks' bad loan woes ease but need capital buffer hikes

BRUSSELS European Union banks' holding of bad loans is decreasing but remains high, the European Commission said on Thursday as it prepares measures to force higher provisioning for future soured debt.

17 Jan 2018

EU expected to give states more leeway to cut sales tax rates

BRUSSELS European Union states will get more leeway to set lower sales tax rates or even scrap them on some goods, under a draft law seen by Reuters that would reform the EU's centralised rate-setting mechanism for value-added tax (VAT).

16 Jan 2018

EU finance ministers to call on Germany to boost wages, investment

BRUSSELS European Union finance ministers will call on Germany next week to boost wages and investment, EU documents show, underlining a longstanding demand that Berlin strengthen the bloc's recovery by rebalancing its export-oriented economy.

16 Jan 2018

ECB supervision of failing banks is flawed, auditors warn

BRUSSELS The European Central Bank has "flaws" in its procedures for identifying and dealing with banks in crisis, European Union auditors said on Tuesday.

15 Jan 2018

EU to remove Panama, Korea, UAE, 5 others from tax haven blacklist

BRUSSELS European Union officials have proposed removing eight jurisdictions from the blacklist of tax havens the bloc adopted in December, in what critics may see as a blow to its campaign against tax avoidance.

13 Jan 2018

Exclusive - EU Parliament expected to soften euro clearing relocation powers

BRUSSELS The European Parliament is aiming to soften plans to give European Union regulators the power to force London's main clearing house to relocate if it wants to continue doing business in the single market after Brexit, an EU lawmaker said.

19 Dec 2017

EU agency may not be fully prepared to wind down failing banks- auditors

BRUSSELS The European Union's agency in charge of disposing of failing banks may not be fully prepared to deal with a new banking crisis, EU auditors said on Tuesday, casting doubt on a body facing dozens of lawsuits for its forced sale of Banco Popular.


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