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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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18 Oct 2017

In working class Paris suburb, 'Macronomics' falls flat

GENNEVILLIERS, France In Gennevilliers, a communist-held suburb on the Paris outskirts, President Emmanuel Macron's promises to help the poor are met with scorn.

15 Oct 2017

Macron urges the French to value success, rejects 'president of rich' tag

PARIS Emmanuel Macron on Sunday said he was a president of all French, dismissing opponents' criticisms that his policies favour the rich while urging his countrymen to adopt a more positive attitude towards success.

03 Oct 2017

Macron fights 'president of the rich' tag after ending wealth tax

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron fought off accusations of favouring the rich on Tuesday after making good on a campaign pledge to scrap France's wealth tax - a symbol of social justice that has scared off thousands of millionaires from French shores.

08 Sep 2017

Invest in Greece, you won't regret it - Greek PM

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged French businesses on Friday to invest in Greece, as it emerges from its debt crisis, and assured them that they would not regret it.

08 Sep 2017

Total CEO calls for EU-wide response to Chinese buying spree

ATHENS European Union countries must work together to prevent state-backed Chinese firms taking control of strategic sectors within the region, the chief executive of French oil company Total said on Friday.

08 Sep 2017

Macron hurls challenge to Europe - reform or decline

ATHENS Europe risks subjugation to China and the United States unless it becomes more sovereign and democratic, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday in a speech underlining the scale of his ambition to reform the European Union. | Video

07 Sep 2017

Greek hosts warm to Macron's euro zone vision

ATHENS French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday backed Germany's idea of a European Monetary Fund (EMF) to counter economic shocks in euro zone member states but stressed the ultimate goal of deeper integration should remain a euro zone budget.

05 Sep 2017

In Athens, Macron to urge renewal of EU democracy

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron will go to the Athens hill considered the birthplace of democracy to urge fellow Europeans to tackle the democratic crisis he believes the continent faces, his aides said on Tuesday.

31 Aug 2017

Berlin and Paris struggle to bridge euro zone reform gap

BERLIN/PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron's push for an ambitious overhaul of Europe's single currency bloc is running up against robust resistance in Berlin despite conciliatory public signals from German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

28 Aug 2017

France holds migration summit after backtracking on asylum hotspots in Africa

PARIS Getting Europe's migrant crisis under control will be in focus at a summit of Europe's "big four" continental powers and three African nations in Paris on Monday, with French President Emmanuel Macron seeking concrete action.

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