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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

16 Jun 2017

Poland plans Trump-era defence spending splurge, critics say 'unrealistic'

WARSAW Poland's new plans to nearly double defence spending and add a further 100,000 personnel to its armed forces seem, on paper, to be just what NATO allies need to counter U.S. President Donald Trump's charge that Europe does not pay enough for its security.

14 Jun 2017

Polish PM comes under fire for appearing to defend anti-migrant policy at Auschwitz

WARSAW Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo came under fire on Wednesday for what critics called an inappropriate political speech at a ceremony at the wartime Nazi death camp in Auschwitz where she appeared to defend her government's anti-migrant policy.

08 Jun 2017

Exclusive - Trump very likely to stop in Poland on way to G20 summit - sources

WARSAW U.S. President Donald Trump is very likely to make a short stopover in Poland in July on his way to the summit of leaders from the Group of 20 countries next month in Germany, three sources told Reuters on Thursday.

31 May 2017

Poland dismisses threat of cut in EU funds

WARSAW, May 31 Poland on Wednesday dismissed warnings that accusations of its violation of EU standards on the rule of law could cost it European Union money, and also called the idea of accelerating euro zone integration unrealistic.

26 May 2017

Poland to start debating euro zone membership only once bloc reformed - minister

WARSAW Poland will start to debate whether to join the euro zone only when the bloc becomes a stable and transparent entity, Poland's top official for European affairs said on Friday.

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.

26 May 2017

Multi-speed Europe threatens CEE unity - Polish presidential adviser

WARSAW, May 25 Efforts by some western governments to foster closer ties within the European Union could undermine the unity of central Europe, weakening the region's clout within the bloc, a senior adviser to the Polish president has said.

24 May 2017

Polish President wants referendum on constitution in November 2018

WARSAW Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Wednesday he wants to hold a referendum in November 2018 on whether to change the country's 20-year-old constitution, although it was not clear what kind of changes he was seeking.

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.

07 May 2017

Several thousand Poles protest against right-wing ruling party

WARSAW Several thousand people demonstrated in Warsaw on Saturday against Poland's conservative, eurosceptic ruling party in an attempt by the opposition to build momentum ahead of next year's municipal elections.

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