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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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28 Apr 2017

France, Germany want new Turkey ties but dodge EU membership

VALLETTA France and Germany sought a new deal with Turkey on Friday to repair relations with President Tayyip Erdogan but would not say whether the Turkish leader's new powers and his crackdown on opponents had ended the country's EU ambitions.

28 Apr 2017

EU on course to renew Russia sanctions barring Le Pen election win

VALLETTA The European Union will seek to renew economic sanctions against Russia when they expire at the end of July, encouraged by U.S. President Donald Trump's unexpectedly frosty relations with Moscow, EU diplomats and officials said.

26 Apr 2017

EU lawmakers call for suspension of Turkey accession talks

BRUSSELS Leading European Union lawmakers called on Wednesday for a formal halt to Turkey's long-stalled EU membership talks, citing President Tayyip Erdogan's plans to assume much greater powers after a referendum this month backed a constitutional overhaul.

26 Apr 2017

Hungary's Orban fights back after EU case over Soros university

BRUSSELS The European Union opened a legal case against Hungary on Wednesday over a threat to close a Budapest university founded by the liberal U.S. financier George Soros, an accusation the country's leader rejected as unfounded.

25 Apr 2017

Council of Europe puts Turkey on notice over rights, democracy

BRUSSELS A leading European human rights body on Tuesday put Turkey on a watchlist over the crackdown on dissent since last year's coup attempt, rights violations and concerns about President Tayyip Erdogan's increased grip on power.

25 Apr 2017

European rights body puts Turkey on notice over crackdown, Erdogan powers

BRUSSELS Lawmakers from a leading European rights body on Tuesday put Turkey on a monitoring watchlist, citing concerns over what they say is the stifling of dissent and rights violations under President Tayyip Erdogan as he concentrates power.

24 Apr 2017

Malta suggests cash solution to end EU migration row

BRUSSELS European Union governments could get 60,000 euros for each asylum-seeker they take in above their quota, or chose to pay that amount if they fall below their share, Malta proposed, in a bid to end a row over migration that has sharply divided Europe.

12 Apr 2017

EU threatens Hungary over rights, Soros college

BRUSSELS The European Union threatened Hungary with legal action on Wednesday over moves by Prime Minister Viktor Orban that it fears run counter the bloc's values on rights and democracy.

12 Apr 2017

EU threatens Hungary over rights, Soros college

BRUSSELS The European Union threatened Hungary with legal action on Wednesday over moves by Prime Minister Viktor Orban that it fears run counter the bloc's values on rights and democracy.

12 Apr 2017

Brussels tells Poland, Hungary to take in migrants or face legal action

BRUSSELS The European Union's executive stepped up pressure on Poland and Hungary on Wednesday to take in asylum seekers under the bloc's migration plan or risk legal action if their reluctant governments refuse.

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