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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

13 Jul 2018

EU backs Bulgaria's first step towards joining euro

BRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers gave their green light on Thursday to Bulgaria's bid to join the bloc's banking union, a step towards the Balkan state's adoption of the euro, they said in a statement.

12 Jul 2018

EU cuts euro zone growth forecast, blames U.S. trade wars

BRUSSELS The European Commission on Thursday cut its forecasts for the euro zone's economic growth this year, citing among the top causes for its revision trade tensions with the United States and rising oil prices which push the bloc's inflation higher. | Video

12 Jul 2018

EU too soft on fiscal rules, risks from high-debt states - auditors

BRUSSELS The European Commission has applied fiscal rules with excessive flexibility, making them ineffective in reducing debt in highly indebted states such as Italy, auditors said on Thursday, warning of risks of spillovers from negative market reactions.

12 Jul 2018

EU too soft on fiscal rules, risks from high-debt states: auditors

BRUSSELS The European Commission has applied fiscal rules with excessive flexibility, making them ineffective in reducing debt in highly indebted states such as Italy, auditors said on Thursday, warning of risks of spillovers from negative market reactions.

11 Jul 2018

EU and BoE clash over fate of financial contracts after Brexit

BRUSSELS/LONDON The European Commission said on Wednesday that existing financial contracts, such as derivatives or insurance, are unlikely to be affected by Britain's departure from the European Union - a view the Bank of England described as "wrong headed".

11 Jul 2018

EU and BoE clash over fate of financial contracts after Brexit

BRUSSELS/LONDON The European Commission said on Wednesday that existing financial contracts, such as derivatives or insurance, are unlikely to be affected by Britain's departure from the European Union - a view the Bank of England described as "wrong headed".

10 Jul 2018

Eurosceptics top list of EU lawmakers with lucrative 'moonlighting' jobs

BRUSSELS Eurosceptic lawmakers in the European Parliament pull in the highest earnings from private activities and second jobs making many of them the highest-paid EU legislators, a report by watchdog Transparency International said on Tuesday.

09 Jul 2018

As anti-money laundering reform kicks in, EU seeks to close new gaps

BRUSSELS New rules to tackle money laundering in the European Union took effect on Monday but the bloc already faces calls for further reforms as new shortcomings emerged after alleged wrongdoing at banks in Baltic states and Malta.

29 Jun 2018

Italy's new PM swings from tough to soft at EU summit debut

BRUSSELS Italy's new prime minister opened his first European Union summit in bold style but ended it more meekly, yielding to a vague joint statement in which EU leaders offered little commitment to his demands on migration.

29 Jun 2018

Italy's new PM swings from tough to soft at EU summit debut

BRUSSELS Italy's new prime minister opened his first European Union summit in bold style but ended it more meekly, yielding to a vague joint statement in which EU leaders offered little commitment to his demands on migration.

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