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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 Dec 2017

Supporters of Hungarian Jobbik opposition party protest over crackdown

BUDAPEST About a thousand Hungarians protested on Friday against a crackdown on the main opposition party Jobbik which has been threatened by a record political campaign fine that the party leader describes as a "death sentence" for democracy.

08 Dec 2017

Hungary's Jobbik asks voters to help pay 'court-martial' fine

BUDAPEST Hungary's main opposition Jobbik party has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise money for a state audit authority fine that it said could cripple it in the run-up to 2018 elections.

07 Dec 2017

Hungary's Jobbik party says fine risks making it insolvent ahead of 2018 vote

BUDAPEST Hungary's main opposition party would be unable to compete at an election next April if state auditors impose a heavy fine in a campaign finance case, a vice chairman for the nationalist Jobbik party told Reuters on Thursday.

06 Dec 2017

Hungary charges Jobbik MEP with spying on EU for Russia

BUDAPEST A Hungarian European Parliament member who belongs to the nationalist opposition Jobbik party has been charged with spying on European Union institutions for Russia, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

01 Dec 2017

Hungary PM Orban, U.S. financier Soros clash as elections loom

BUDAPEST Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday he would use all means necessary, including secret services, to combat what he called efforts to undermine him by U.S. financier George Soros.

20 Nov 2017

Soros says Hungarian government lying in attacks against him

BUDAPEST U.S. financier George Soros on Monday denounced a Hungarian government campaign against him as "distortions and lies" designed to create a false external enemy.

12 Nov 2017

Hungary's Orban accepts party endorsement to fight next election

BUDAPEST Hungary's right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban accepted his ruling Fidesz party’s endorsement on Sunday to lead it into an election next year, saying he needed another four year term in power to make his transformation of the country "irreversible".

27 Oct 2017

Hungary's Jobbik supports EU deepening with voters' blessing

BUDAPEST Hungary's main opposition Jobbik party could support deeper European integration, its chairman said on Friday, in a shift apparently aimed at bringing the far-right group closer to the political mainstream.

12 Oct 2017

Hungary, Ukraine clash over Kiev's new language law

BUDAPEST The foreign ministers of Hungary and Ukraine clashed on Thursday over Ukraine's new law banning teaching in minority languages, with Budapest threatening to retaliate by blocking Ukraine's aspirations to integration in the European Union.

06 Oct 2017

Rosatom's Paks nuclear project in Hungary delayed

BUDAPEST Russian company Rosatom's 12.5 billion euro (11.25 billion pounds) project to build two nuclear reactors in Hungary has been delayed by at least a year, Hungarian authorities said.

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