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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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18 Sep 2017

Estonian central bank wants nominal budget surplus in 2018

TALLINN Estonia's government should seek to achieve a nominal budget surplus next year given the rapid pace of economic growth, central bank governor Ardo Hansson told Reuters.

18 Sep 2017

ECB's Hansson calls for broad discussion beyond 'inordinate focus' on asset buys

TALLINN The European Central Bank should start discussing a broader range of measures as it seeks policy normalization rather than just focus on how and when it will dial back stimulus, Governing Council member Ardo Hansson said in a Reuters interview.

18 Sep 2017

ECB's next move should be a set of measures going beyond QE: Hansson

TALLINN The European Central Bank's next move should be a set of measures that go beyond a decision on asset purchases, Governing Council member Ardo Hansson said in a Reuters interview.

08 Sep 2017

Turkish minister says EU turning negotiations into 'children's game'

TALLINN Turkey said on Friday the European Union was making a "child's game" out of its membership talks, wrangling over threats to end them, and reminded the bloc of its strategic importance abutting Middle Eastern conflict zones.

08 Sep 2017

Dublin rejects British proposal for post-Brexit Irish border

TALLINN Ireland dismissed British proposals for the Irish border after Brexit as unconvincing on Friday, a day after the EU chief negotiator said they amounted to a demand the bloc suspend its laws for Britain. | Video

07 Sep 2017

EU leans towards more sanctions on North Korea

TALLINN European Union ministers on Thursday agreed to impose further sanctions on North Korea, the bloc's current chair Estonia said, as part of international pressure following Pyongyang's largest nuclear test to date.

07 Sep 2017

EU should impose more sanctions on North Korea: foreign policy chief

TALLINN The European Union should add more sanctions on North Korea as part of international pressure following Pyongyang's largest nuclear test to date, the bloc's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Thursday.

07 Sep 2017

EU should impose more sanctions on North Korea-foreign policy chief

TALLINN The European Union should add more sanctions on North Korea as part of international pressure following Pyongyang's largest nuclear test to date, the bloc's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Thursday.

06 Jul 2017

EU urges NGOs rescuing migrants to work closely with Libya coastguard

TALLINN/BRUSSELS EU interior ministers on Thursday urged non-governmental organisations rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean work more closely with Libya's coastguard, amid concerns that their activity is encouraging people to attempt the sea crossing.

06 Jul 2017

EU urges NGOs rescuing migrants to work closely with Libya coastguard

TALLINN/BRUSSELS EU interior ministers on Thursday discussed ways of ensuring that private rescue boats working off Libya liaise more closely with coastal authorities, amid concerns that their activity is encouraging migrants to attempt the sea crossing to Europe.

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