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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

15 Feb 2018

Greece says won't tolerate border challenges after Turkish collision

ATHENS Greece will not tolerate any challenges to its territorial integrity, its prime minister said on Thursday, days after Turkish and Greek coastguard vessels collided close to disputed islets in the Aegean Sea.

07 Feb 2018

Greek insurer sale in doubt after row between buyers

ATHENS A deal to sell National Bank of Greece's insurance unit to U.S. and Dutch investors looked fragile after a legal row erupted between the two buyers on Wednesday.

27 Jan 2018

Greek PM fails to get political backing for deal with Skopje

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras failed to get backing from the main opposition leader on Saturday to build consensus ahead of intensified talks between Greece and Macedonia on resolving a decades-old name row.

16 Jan 2018

Greek parliament approves more bailout reforms despite protests

ATHENS Greece's parliament on Monday passed a swathe of reforms demanded by international lenders in exchange for fresh bailout funds, a success for the government but a blow to thousands of people protesting outside. | Video

15 Jan 2018

Greece's Eurobank sees Balkan units doubling profitability - deputy CEO

NICOSIA Eurobank will maintain its Balkan footprint in Bulgaria, Serbia and Cyprus after pulling out of Romania, its deputy CEO said on Tuesday, expecting the group's subsidiaries there to double their profitability over the next few years.

05 Dec 2017

Greek banks beat target in push to shrink bad loan mountain- central bank

ATHENS Greek banks made further progress during the fourth quarter in reducing their exposure to doubtful and non-performing loans, central bank data showed on Tuesday.

28 Nov 2017

Greek police raids find explosives, nine held over links to banned Turkish group

ATHENS Greek police found bomb-making equipment and detonators in raids in Athens on Tuesday and were questioning nine people over suspected links to a banned militant group in Turkey ahead of an expected visit by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan next week.

20 Oct 2017

Exclusive: Greek banks plan record sale of bad loans as pressure mounts

ATHENS Three of Greece's largest lenders plan to sell up to 5.5 billion euros ($6.5 billion) in bad loans by early next year, sources said, as the country's central bank chief called on the creaking banking sector to act faster to tackle its bad-debt problem.

19 Oct 2017

Greece plays down financial impact of any F-16 jet deal

ATHENS A potential deal with the United States to upgrade dozens of Greece's F-16 fighter jets is not expected to harm its fiscal progress and should not worry its EU lenders, a Greek government spokesman said on Thursday.

17 Oct 2017

Greece, in recession again last year, eyes recovery in 2017-18

ATHENS Greece fell into recession again last year, confounding its international creditors who had predicted some growth after years of budget austerity and bailouts.

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