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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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22 Jun 2018

Greece gets debt relief from euro zone

LUXEMBOURG Euro zone finance ministers on Friday extended maturities and deferred interest of a major part of their loans to Greece along with a big cash injection to ensure Athens can stand on its own feet after it exits its bailout in August. | Video

22 Jun 2018

Italy finance minister mixes cautious, defiant tones on EU debut

LUXEMBOURG Italy's new finance minister said on Friday he will aim at respecting European Union fiscal rules to try to calm market jitters over the new Italian government, but attacked a Franco-German plan to reform the bloc's banking sector.

22 Jun 2018

EU lawmakers face opposition to softening bank rules on bad loans

LUXEMBOURG A vote by European Union lawmakers to soften capital rules for banks that offload large amounts of bad loans is meeting resistance and could be ditched, officials said, in what would be a blow to Italian lenders profiting from the planned reform.

21 Jun 2018

Euro zone discusses Greek debt relief as bailout exit nears

LUXEMBOURG Euro zone finance ministers will decide on Thursday how much cash and debt relief to give Greece in return for compliance with economic reforms, to ensure Athens can finance itself after it exits its bailout in August.

21 Jun 2018

IMF to revise down euro zone growth, sees Brexit, Italy risks

LUXEMBOURG The International Monetary Fund is likely to revise down its growth forecasts for the euro zone as the area faces higher risks from trade, Britain's talks to leave the bloc and market jitters over fiscal easing in Italy and other states.

20 Jun 2018

Germany, France say EU should aim for 5 percent ceiling on banks' bad loans

BRUSSELS European Union banks should reduce the stock of bad loans to a maximum of 5 percent of the loans they hold, Germany and France said in a joint document, recommending a ceiling that would force Italy and other EU countries to hasten offloading plans.

14 Jun 2018

Euro zone releases new loan to Greece before debt relief talks

BRUSSELS Euro zone creditors approved on Thursday a new disbursement of 1 billion euros (871 million pounds) to Greece, a move that was seen as a precondition for talks on new debt relief measures for Athens next week.

14 Jun 2018

Euro zone releases new loan to Greece before debt relief talks

BRUSSELS Euro zone creditors approved on Thursday a new disbursement of 1 billion euros ($1.16 billion) to Greece, a move that was seen as a precondition for talks on new debt relief measures for Athens next week.

13 Jun 2018

Greece says decisions on new bond issue after June 21 Eurogroup

BRUSSELS The Greek government could discuss the timing of a possible new bond issue after next week's meeting of euro zone finance ministers which is expected to decide on debt relief measures for Athens, junior economy minister Alexis Charitsis said.

13 Jun 2018

Greece says decisions on new bond issue after next week's Eurogroup

BRUSSELS, June 13 The Greek Government could discuss the timing of a possible new bond issue after next week's meeting of euro zone finance ministers which is expected to decide on debt relief measures for Athens, the economy minister said.

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