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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

17 May 2018

Zombies no more: Lending revival opens new chapter for Hungary's banks

BUDAPEST After almost a decade in the doldrums, Hungary's banks look set for years of lending growth that could help Prime Minister Viktor Orban's efforts to keep the economy growing at a rate of 4 percent.

08 May 2018

Hungary plans fiscal stimulus, sees no Polish-style conflict

BUDAPEST Hungary's government is planning new fiscal stimulus measures to keep economic growth above 4 percent, a senior aide told Reuters late on Monday, ruling out a Polish-style conflict with European Union authorities over the rule of law.

04 May 2018

Hungary PM Orban vows tougher laws on migration, names new deputy PMs

BUDAPEST After an election victory built on a fierce anti-migrant campaign, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said his new government would soon bring forward tighter immigration rules.

03 May 2018

Hungary rejects 'blackmail' over EU funds

BUDAPEST Hungary responded angrily on Thursday after the European Commission proposed cutting development funds to countries deemed to have undermined the rule of law, saying it would not yield to "blackmail".

25 Apr 2018

Hungary central bank relaxed about inflation, unlikely to act before ECB

BUDAPEST Hungary's central bank is relaxed about domestic inflation trends and is unlikely to start tightening up its easy monetary policy before the European Central Bank begins raising rates in 2019, Deputy Governor Marton Nagy told Reuters on Wednesday.

14 Apr 2018

Tens of thousands of Hungarians protest against Orban landslide

BUDAPEST Tens of thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest on Saturday against what organisers said was an unfair election system that gave Prime Minister Viktor Orban a landslide victory at the polls after a "hate campaign" against immigrants.

10 Apr 2018

Hungary's Orban to seek EU of strong nations after landslide re-election

BUDAPEST Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Tuesday his landslide re-election had given him a powerful mandate to restrict migrant rights and push for a European Union of independent nations rather than a "United States of Europe".

09 Apr 2018

Hungary's strongman Viktor Orban wins third term in power

BUDAPEST, Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban won a third straight term in power in Sunday elections after his anti-immigration campaign message secured a strong majority for his party in parliament, granting him two-thirds of seats based on preliminary results. | Video

09 Apr 2018

Orban gewinnt Parlamentswahl in Ungarn deutlich

Budapest Ministerpräsident Viktor Orban hat die Parlamentswahl in Ungarn deutlich gewonnen.

09 Apr 2018

From liberal hero to right-wing icon, Orban's appeal trumps rivals

BUDAPEST An anti-Communist hero to many, Hungary's longest-serving prime minister Viktor Orban has veered far from his formative liberal views to become a staunch opponent of immigration, admired by the far right across Europe.

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