Julia Fioretti

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 Nov 2017

EU privacy regulators to discuss Uber hack next week

BRUSSELS European Union privacy regulators will discuss ride-hailing app Uber's [UBER.UL] massive data breach cover-up next week and could create a task-force to coordinate investigations.

22 Nov 2017

Creative sector scores win in EU Parliament copyright vote

BRUSSELS Commercial TV broadcasters, football leagues and film producers scored a win on Tuesday when European Union lawmakers watered down a copyright reform aimed at making more TV shows and films available online across borders.

27 Oct 2017

EU Parliament pushes for greater scrutiny of airline working practices

BRUSSELS Low-cost airlines' employment models could come under greater European Union scrutiny under a provision pushed by EU lawmakers concerned about their effect on aviation safety.

26 Oct 2017

EU opens state aid probe into UK tax scheme for multinationals

BRUSSELS The European Commission is investigating whether a British tax exemption for multinational companies amounts to illegal state aid, the EU's Competition Commissioner said.

26 Oct 2017

EU privacy regulators increase pressure on WhatsApp over data sharing

BRUSSELS European Union privacy regulators rapped WhatsApp on the knuckles for not resolving their concerns over the messaging service's sharing of user data with parent company Facebook, a year after they first issued a warning.

24 Oct 2017

Facebook dealt setback by EU court adviser in privacy dispute

BRUSSELS Facebook was dealt a setback on Tuesday when an adviser to the top European Union court said any data protection authority in the bloc had the power to take action against it for breaching privacy laws.

23 Oct 2017

Exclusive: EU dismisses smoke regulation, looks into tougher fire safety tests

BRUSSELS/LONDON There is no need for Europe-wide rules on toxic smoke from building materials, according to a report expected to be signed off by the EU executive over the coming weeks, disappointing campaigners who say regulation is urgently needed following London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire.

20 Oct 2017

EU presses on with Mercosur trade talks despite French nerves

BRUSSELS, Oct 20 The European Union will push to conclude free trade talks with South American bloc Mercosur by the end of the year, leaders said, despite French reservations over the surge of farm imports an agreement would bring.

20 Oct 2017

EU leaders want proposals on taxing online giants early next year

BRUSSELS European Union leaders said on Thursday they looked forward to seeing proposals on taxing online giants by early 2018 but in a nod to concerns from countries like Ireland said EU efforts had to be in line with work under way at a global level.

20 Oct 2017

EU lawmakers agree to strengthen privacy rules for WhatsApp, Skype

BRUSSELS European Union lawmakers voted on Thursday to bring online messaging and email services such as WhatsApp and Skype into the scope of tough telecoms privacy rules that will restrict how they can track users.


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