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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

23 Jun 2018

Deal on debt? Jaded Greeks ask what's in it for them

ATHENS Greeks were unimpressed by a debt relief package from euro zone finance ministers on Friday, jaded by years of austerity which has pushed a third of the population into poverty and shredded the government's popularity.

23 Jun 2018

It's a tie! Greek PM marks debt deal with sartorial twist

ATHENS After long insisting he would only wear a neck tie when Greece's debt problem was settled, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras duly did so on Friday, after euro zone peers offered debt relief that marks a turn away from the country's long crisis.

22 Jun 2018

Deal on debt? Jaded Greeks ask what's in it for them

ATHENS Greeks were unimpressed by a debt relief package from euro zone finance ministers on Friday, jaded by years of austerity which has pushed a third of the population into poverty and shredded the government's popularity.

19 Apr 2018

Greece accepts Snam-led consortium's offer for gas grid DESFA

ATHENS Greece has accepted a 535 million euro (466.31 million pounds) offer from a consortium led by Italy's Snam for a majority stake in gas grid operator DESFA, naming it the "preferred investor", its privatisation agency said on Thursday.

18 Apr 2018

Greece launches tender for Hellenic Petroleum privatisation

ATHENS Greece launched an international tender on Wednesday to sell a majority stake in its biggest oil refiner, Hellenic Petroleum , as agreed under its third international bailout.

16 Apr 2018

Greece asks Snam-led consortium to improve offer in gas grid sale

ATHENS Greece's privatisation agency on Monday asked a consortium led by Italy's Snam , which made the highest bid for a 66 percent stake in gas grid operator DESFA, to further improve its offer.

04 Apr 2018

Greece says progress in asset sales by June will decide if 2018 target feasible

ATHENS, April 4 Progress in key privatisations by June will determine whether Greece will meet its bailout target to raise 2 billion euros ($2.45 billion) from state asset sales this year, the head of the country's privatisation agency (HRADF) said on Wednesday.

07 Mar 2018

Greece could sell 51 percent stake in Hellenic Petroleum: sources

ATHENS Greece could sell up to a 51 percent stake in its biggest oil refiner Hellenic Petroleum to meet a key condition of its international bailout, government and union officials said.

15 Feb 2018

Greece won't renege on privatizations after bailout ends: state fund CEO

ATHENS Greece won't backtrack on its privatization plan after its bailout ends and expects state companies to submit plans by April to make themselves more competitive, the head of its state assets fund said.

08 Feb 2018

EU's Moscovici calls for Greek medium-term debt relief deal in June

ATHENS Greece and its lenders must agree on measures for medium-term debt relief in June, before Greece exits its bailout later in the summer, Europe's Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said on Thursday.

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