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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

22 May 2017

Hungary won't backtrack on laws condemned by European Parliament -minister

BUDAPEST Hungary will not withdraw its laws on asylum seekers, foreign universities and non-governmental organizations, which were slammed by the European Parliament last week, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told Reuters on Monday.

19 May 2017

A Minute With: violin virtuoso Gidon Kremer talks music, film and politics

BUDAPEST Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer is celebrating his 70th birthday with a new project bringing together his Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra, the Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra and Andras Keller, fellow violinist and chief conductor of Concerto Budapest.

14 May 2017

Macron's win adds to Poland's worries about its place in EU

WARSAW/BUDAPEST While the election of Emmanuel Macron as French president with a vision of closer European Union integration was a relief to much of Europe, for Poland and Hungary it fanned fears of losing influence.

25 Apr 2017

UPDATE 1-Hungary central bank holds base rate, maintains dovish stance

BUDAPEST, April 25 Hungary's central bank left its base rate unchanged on Tuesday, in line with its earlier pledge to maintain a loose monetary policy, despite a rise in inflation in the first quarter.

15 Apr 2017

Thousands rally in Hungary in latest protest

BUDAPEST Thousands of Hungarians rallied in Budapest on Saturday against what they said were attempts by the rightwing government to silence critical voices, in the latest mass protest triggered by a new university law.

15 Apr 2017

Hungary's Orban sets stakes for 2018 election as protests persist

BUDAPEST Hungary's 2018 election will decide whether a government fighting for the national interest remains in power or forces serving foreign interests gain control, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday.

13 Apr 2017

Hungary's Orban eyes 2018 election with 'anti-Soros' university law

BUDAPEST Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban is gambling that a new law targeting a top Budapest university will help shore up his core support ahead of next year's election, but the scale of protests it has prompted suggests he may have gone too far this time.

11 Apr 2017

Hungary's president signs law that could oust Soros-founded college

BUDAPEST Hungary's president late on Monday signed legislation on foreign universities that could force a top international school founded by U.S. financier George Soros out of the country, triggering a fresh protest in Budapest against the move.

31 Mar 2017

Hungarian PM denounces Soros-backed college, US urges restraint

BUDAPEST Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday a Budapest university founded by financier George Soros had "cheated" in awarding its diplomas and violated Hungarian laws.

29 Mar 2017

Hungary could force out Soros-founded university with new law

BUDAPEST Hungary's crackdown on foreign-funded NGO's is spilling over into a tightening of rules on foreign universities, which could shutter Budapest's Central European University (CEU), a stalwart of liberal international education in the country.

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