Articles by Jeff Mason



Biden Seeks To Soothe Fears in C. Europe

  • 21 October 09
  • Reuters
Poland and the Czech Republic are still smarting from President Barack ObamaТs decision to shelve a plan to install elements of a missile shield on their territory.

EU Urges Clarity on Gas Cartel

  • 26 January 07
  • Reuters
The European Union's energy chief Thursday called for Russia and Algeria to clarify their cooperation plans, expressing concern that the bloc's top gas suppliers might create a cartel that could hurt EU consumers.

Talks on Energy Charter Hit Setback

  • 31 July 06
  • Reuters
Talks between Russia and the European Union over a pact on energy transit have hit a setback, the Russian ambassador to the EU said, casting doubt on EU hopes that Moscow would eventually ratify an Energy Charter Treaty.

Frank Talks on Democracy at Lunch

  • 18 July 06
  • Reuters
President Vladimir Putin has told his fellow Group of Eight leaders he will not change the Constitution to stay for a third term in office, G8 officials said Monday.

EU Dangles Rewards for Energy Pact

  • 11 July 06
  • Reuters
As Russia edges toward agreement on energy principles with Group of Eight leaders, the European Union is offering several rewards: cash, technology and access to a huge market that is hungry for oil and gas.

EU to Keep Pressure on Minsk

  • 06 April 06
  • Reuters
The European Union vowed on Wednesday to keep up pressure on Belarus to open up to democracy and free activists, as EU lawmakers gave a warm reception to the country's opposition leader.

EU Starts to Probe State Aid to Alitalia

  • 20 January 05
  • Reuters
The European Commission launched an in-depth probe of Alitalia on Wednesday to look for elements of illegal state aid in a restructuring plan that is crucial to the carrier's survival.