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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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21 Jun 2017

Four go on trial in Hungary over truck deaths of 71 migrants

KECSKEMET, Hungary People-smugglers ignored the cries of 71 migrants as they suffocated in the back of a truck, then dumped it, crammed with corpses, at the side of an Austrian motorway, a murder trial heard on Wednesday.

14 Jun 2017

Hungary's tough asylum policy keeps thousands stranded in Serbia

TOMPA, Hungary Hungary's tough asylum system has helped to cause a bottleneck for up to 7,000 migrants who are now stuck in limbo in Serbia, the Council of Europe Special Representative on migration and refugees said on Wednesday.

13 Jun 2017

Hungary tightens rules on foreign-funded NGOs, defying EU

BUDAPEST Hungary defied the EU and human rights groups on Tuesday by approving strict new rules for non-governmental organisations with foreign funding that further escalates Budapest's conflict with billionaire philanthropist George Soros.

13 Jun 2017

Two-speed Europe could be end of EU in its present form - Hungarian state sec

BUDAPEST Creating a two-speed Europe with deep divisions between core euro zone and periphery states could be the end of the European Union in its present form, a senior Hungarian government official said.

08 Jun 2017

Hungarian PM Orban's government to modify NGO law, in apparent retreat

BUDAPEST Hungary will modify proposed legislation on non-governmental organisations that get foreign funding to address objections by the Council of Europe, the government said on Thursday, backtracking on some elements of the controversial bill.

30 May 2017

Abandoned Budapest hospital offers glimpse into Soviet past

BUDAPEST Time stands still in a former Soviet military hospital in Budapest that was abandoned when the last Russian troops left Hungary in 1991.

26 May 2017

East Europeans push for soft Brexit deal, say UK must not be punished

BUDAPEST/WARSAW Eastern members of the European Union are pushing for a soft separation with Britain, hoping that this would protect the rights of millions of east Europeans living and working there.

25 May 2017

Hungary to issue tender for nuclear plant turbines 'very soon'

BUDAPEST Russian nuclear group Rosatom unit JSC Atomstroyexport will soon issue the first major international tender for steam turbines at Hungary's new nuclear power plant, a top Hungarian government official said on Wednesday.

24 May 2017

Polish rate-setter warns of higher wage growth ahead

WARSAW Keeping Polish interest rates at record lows for a long period could become a risk if wage pressure rises this year due to a possible outflow of Ukrainian migrant workers and a reduction in the pension age, rate-setter Lukasz Hardt said.

23 May 2017

Hungary base rate could be unchanged to 2019 or beyond: Nagy

BUDAPEST Hungary's base rate could remain unchanged until 2019 or even longer, central bank deputy governor Marton Nagy told Reuters on Tuesday, adding that inflationary expectations were anchored at a very low level despite strong wage growth.

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