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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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18 Apr 2018

Croatia aims to keep fiscal discipline after 2017 surplus

ZAGREB Croatia will follow a budget surplus in 2017 with structural reforms and fiscal discipline to boost its growth rate, credit rating and prospects for joining the euro zone, Finance Minister Zdravko Maric said on Wednesday.

17 Apr 2018

Croatia central banker sees lasting benefits from joining euro

ZAGREB Adopting the euro would offer "numerous and lasting" benefits for Croatia's economy, central bank governor Boris Vujcic told Reuters, although he declined to indicate when it might enter the single currency's ERM-2 "waiting room".

27 Feb 2018

Croatia names new crisis manager at Agrokor

ZAGREB The Croatian government named Fabris Perusko as the new crisis manager at indebted food concern Agrokor [AGROK.UL], with his main task being to settle claims amounting to close to $10 billion with creditors by the middle of July.

23 Feb 2018

German energy group RWE seeks bigger market share in Croatia

ZAGREB German energy group RWE aims to lift its market share in Croatia to 10 percent, the head of the company's Croatia business said on Friday, adding that the country's energy authorities need to do more to encourage sector investment.

19 Feb 2018

Croatia's Krk LNG project faces opposition as investment decision looms

ZAGREB, Feb 19 Croatia's plans for a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on the Adriatic island of Krk require a final investment decision by June if it is to hit a 2020 start target, the managing director of project manager LNG Hrvatska said on Monday.

15 Feb 2018

Agrokor seeks extension of debt settlement deadline -crisis manager

ZAGREB, Feb 15 Croatia's indebted food group Agrokor will ask a court for more time to reach a final settlement with creditors as it tries to restructure a 5.5 billion euro ($6.87 billion) debt pile and avoid bankruptcy, the company's crisis manager Ante Ramljak said on Thursday.

13 Feb 2018

Croatia pension funds seek higher contributions, deeper market

ZAGREB, Feb 13 Croatia's government should press on with plans to gradually double the amount of money citizens pay into pension funds to help turn around the loss-making pension system, the head of the main industry body said on Tuesday.

12 Feb 2018

Croatia, Serbia try to improve ties after decades of tension

ZAGREB Croatia and Serbia vowed on Monday to intensify work on minority rights, border issues and searches for missing persons from their 1990s war, in an effort to improve ties that remain sour decades after the collapse of Yugoslavia.

08 Feb 2018

Croatia's top telecoms firm calls for steps to help switch to digital

ZAGREB, Feb 8 Croatia should capitalise on its growing economy to bolster its digital infrastructure by lowering telecoms licensing fees and by taking other steps, Hrvatski Telekom (HT) said on Thursday.

26 Jan 2018

Croatia accuses Serbia of propaganda over Holocaust memorial exhibit

BELGRADE/ZAGREB Croatia accused Serbia on Friday of falsifying history for propaganda purposes with its Holocaust exhibit at the United Nations in New York on a World War Two extermination camp run by Croatia's then fascist regime.

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