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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

20 Apr 2018

Fitch cuts rating of Polish debt firm GetBack after shares crash

WARSAW, April 20 Rating agency Fitch downgraded Polish debt collector GetBack by two notches late on Thursday adding to worries about the company's outstanding $520 million (1.77 bln zlotys) debt after its shares lost nearly 90 percent of their value since October.

18 Apr 2018

S&P analyst says Poland's rating upgrade will hinge on deficit

WARSAW Poland's credit rating might be raised if its fiscal deficit stays around 2 percent of gross domestic product for the next two years, an analyst for S&P Global Ratings said on Wednesday.

17 Apr 2018

Polish central bank's Hardt says thinking about unconventional tools

WARSAW If Polish economic growth slowed sharply and inflation stayed below the central bank's target, it could respond with unconventional policy tools similar to those used by the ECB, rate-setter Lukasz Hardt said.

16 Apr 2018

Polish PM signals budget can cope with cut in corporate tax

WARSAW Poland's planned cut in income tax for smaller companies will cost up to 600 million zlotys (124.8 million pounds) per year, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Monday, suggesting that it would have little impact on the budget.

05 Apr 2018

Polish rate hikes seen postponed until fourth-quarter 2019: poll

WARSAW Poland is likely to keep interest rates on hold at their current all-time low until a hike in the last quarter of 2019, a Reuters poll found on Thursday, reflecting a surprising slowdown in inflation and dovish comments by the central bank governor.

23 Mar 2018

Thousands join 'Black Friday' marches against Polish abortion restrictions

WARSAW Tens of thousands of Poles dressed in black protested across the country on Friday against an attempt by the ruling conservatives and the powerful Catholic Church to ban most abortions. | Video

23 Mar 2018

Polish PM - concessions to EU will preserve essence of judicial reforms

WARSAW Concessions in judicial reforms planned by Poland's ruling party are aimed at signalling to the European Commission that a compromise with Warsaw is possible, but will preserve the most important part of the reforms, the Polish prime minister said.

22 Mar 2018

Poland plans concessions on judicial reforms to assuage EU concerns - lawmaker

WARSAW Poland's ruling party plans to change some of its judicial reforms in response to European Commission criticism that they threaten to undermine the rule of law, one of the party's lawmakers said on Thursday.

21 Mar 2018

Poland accuses EU of 'double standards' on democracy as standoff deepens

WARSAW Poland accused the European Union on Wednesday of "double standards" in its treatment of member states, a day after Brussels rejected Warsaw's defence of its court reforms that critics say threaten democracy.

19 Mar 2018

Merkel hopes Poland can satisfy EU concerns over judicial reform

WARSAW German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she hoped authorities in Warsaw would satisfy Europe's concerns over the rule of law in Poland, as the two countries also faced gaps to bridge over migration and a new gas pipeline.

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