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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 Mar 2018

Slovenia prepares for early election in May after PM quits

LJUBLJANA Slovenia will likely hold an early national election in May, the president's office said on Thursday, after Prime Minister Miro Cerar resigned protesting about legal obstacles to a key development project.

15 Mar 2018

Slovenian PM Cerar resigns as pressure mounts ahead of election

LJUBLJANA Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar resigned late on Wednesday, hours after a key investment project hit a legal obstacle, saying he had also had enough of obstruction from his coalition partners and pressure from trade unions.

14 Mar 2018

Slovenian schools closed as teachers strike for wage hikes

LJUBLJANA Most schools and kindergartens in Slovenia were closed on Wednesday for the second time this year as teachers staged another one-day strike for higher wages.

06 Mar 2018

Slovenian PM hopeful aims to slash red tape, reform courts

KAMNIK, Slovenia A former comedian tipped to become Slovenia's next prime minister said on Tuesday he would slash red tape to boost investment and shake up the electoral and judicial systems if his party wins June's national election.

14 Feb 2018

Slovenian teachers strike for more pay in week of public sector protests

LJUBLJANA Most schools in Slovenia were closed on Wednesday as some 40,000 teachers held a one-day strike, the latest in a week of protests by public sector workers demanding more pay amid stronger economic growth.

14 Feb 2018

Slovenian schools closed as teachers strike for higher wages

LJUBLJANA Most schools in Slovenia were closed on Wednesday as some 38,000 teachers held a one-day strike for higher wages in the largest labour protest so far this year.

12 Feb 2018

Slovenian police start run of public sector pay strikes

LJUBLJANA Slovenian police went on strike on Monday demanding a wage hike of about 15 percent, the first of a wave of public sector walk-outs this week piling pressure on the government.

07 Feb 2018

Slovenia should cut taxes, red tape, Chamber CEO says

LJUBLJANA, Feb 7 Slovenia should reduce taxes on labour and cut red tape to encourage faster development and long-term economic growth, the general director of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry said on Wednesday.

02 Feb 2018

Euro zone bailout fund could handle future debt restructuring - ESM

BRDO PRI KRANJU, Slovenia The euro zone's bailout fund could in the future be at the centre of any restructuring of sovereign debt in the single currency area as part of reforms of the way the zone functions, the head of the fund said on Friday.

29 Jan 2018

Slovenian Bank Association says Swiss franc loans should not be annulled

LJUBLJANA, Jan 29 The Slovenian Bank Association said Swiss bank loans should not be cancelled, after a local court nullified one such loan because its risks were not spelt out.

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