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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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12 Oct 2017

Hungary rejects euro fin min plan, no rushed entry - PM aide

BUDAPEST Hungary opposes plans for deeper integration in the euro zone and will not rush to join the currency bloc before it is ready, a senior aide to Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday.

10 Oct 2017

Hungary asks EU to review Ukraine ties over language row

BUDAPEST Hungary said on Tuesday it would ask the European Union to review its ties with Ukraine over Kiev's decision to stop secondary schools teaching in ethnic minority languages, including Hungarian.

10 Oct 2017

Hungary wants EU to review Ukraine ties over minority languages law

BUDAPEST Hungary will ask the European Union to review its ties with Ukraine over Kiev's decision to scrap teaching subjects in languages of its ethnic minorities, including in Hungarian, from its secondary school curriculum.

04 Oct 2017

Eastern Europe's nationalists feel vindicated by German vote

BUDAPEST/WARSAW Wary of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ambition for closer European Union integration, right-wing politicians in the EU's eastern wing are touting her weak election victory as a vindication of their concerns.

04 Oct 2017

Eastern Europe's nationalists feel vindicated by German vote

BUDAPEST/WARSAW Wary of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ambition for closer European Union integration, right-wing politicians in the EU's eastern wing are touting her weak election victory as a vindication of their concerns.

29 Sep 2017

With Budapest closer to Moscow, Orban grants money to Russian Orthodox churches

ZALAVAR, Hungary Twice a month a few dozen Russian orthodox believers gather in a small Catholic chapel whose foundations date back to the 11th century, their temporary place of worship as they do not have a church of their own in western Hungary.

26 Sep 2017

Hungary threatens to block Ukraine's EU progress in language row

KIEV/BUDAPEST Hungary said on Tuesday it will block its neighbour Ukraine from integrating further with the European Union in retaliation for Kiev's decision to end teaching in minority languages including Hungarian.

13 Sep 2017

Hungary rejects 'dead end street' of ceding powers to EU

BUDAPEST Hungary will not relinquish any of its national sovereignty to the European Union and will keep fighting against the EU's quota system for taking in asylum-seekers, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told Reuters.

11 Sep 2017

Roma seek luck and love at Catholic shrine in Hungary

CSATKA, Hungary Thousands of Roma from Hungary and beyond flock every year to a shrine to the Virgin Mary in a chapel among undulating hills, to pray for good health, happiness and luck in love.

08 Sep 2017

Hungarian PM Orban says will fight after EU ruling on migrant quota

BUDAPEST Hungary will not change its anti-immigration stance after the European Union's top court dismissed a challenge against migrant quotas, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.

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