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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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20 Dec 2017

Croatia's Agrokor presents draft of settlement scheme

ZAGREB, Dec 20 The crisis management team at indebted Croatian food group Agrokor on Wednesday presented a first draft of a settlement with creditors which includes a debt-for-equity swap in a new holding owned by creditors and a debt write-off.

14 Dec 2017

Suppliers to Croatia's Agrokor expect debt-for-equity swap in first offer

ZAGREB, Dec 14 The crisis management team running indebted Croatian food group Agrokor will next week present a first draft of a settlement with creditors which is likely to include a debt-for-equity swap and a considerable "haircut", its suppliers said.

17 Nov 2017

Croatia eyes solar power in bid to curb energy imports

ZAGREB, Nov 17 Thanks to its exposure to the Mediterranean sun and the pristine Adriatic Sea, Croatia secures almost 20 percent of its gross domestic product from tourism - but in stark contrast, it has practically neglected electricity production from solar power.

09 Nov 2017

Croatia's Agrokor accepts debt claims for $6.35 billion, disputes Sberbank's claim

ZAGREB Insolvent Croatian food and retail conglomerate Agrokor [AGROK.UL] recognises creditor claims worth 41.2 billion kuna ($6.35 billion) but disputes other claims totalling 16.5 billion kuna, including that of Russia's Sberbank, its biggest single creditor, the administrator said on Thursday.

30 Oct 2017

Croatia wants to adopt euro within 7-8 years - prime minister

ZAGREB Croatia aims to become a euro zone member within the next seven to eight years, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Monday.

18 Jul 2017

Croatian firefighters struggle to control blaze in Split area

ZAGREB Croatian firefighters battled for a full day to control a forest fire along the Adriatic coast that has damaged and destroyed buildings in villages around the city of Split, reaching the Split suburbs late on Monday. | Video

11 Jul 2017

IMF sees trouble ahead for emerging Europe

DUBROVNIK, Croatia Emerging Europe is facing increasing economic stresses that threaten to unwind some of the political progress made over the of past decades, a top International Monetary Fund official said on Tuesday.

22 May 2017

Suppliers to Croatia's Agrokor threaten to halt deliveries in debt row

ZAGREB, May 22 Local suppliers of Croatia's Agrokor said on Monday they would halt deliveries at the end of May to the indebted food and retail giant unless some debts were repaid and other cash due to them was treated as a priority for repayment.

05 May 2017

Croatia parliament elects speaker in sign HDZ may hold on to power

ZAGREB Croatia's parliament elected a new speaker on Friday, in a sign the conservative HDZ party may be able to form a new coalition and avoid a snap election after the collapse of its alliance with the centre-right Most ("Bridge") party.

04 May 2017

Croatian finance minister's narrow vote win puts pressure on PM

ZAGREB Croatia's Finance Minister Zdravko Maric survived a no-confidence vote on Thursday, but the razor-thin margin indicated conservative Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic faces a tough fight averting a snap election after the ruling coalition's collapse.

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