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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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19 Apr 2018

Merkel urges compromise, Macron wants solidarity on euro zone reforms

BERLIN Germany's Angela Merkel called for a spirit of compromise on reforming the euro zone at a meeting on Thursday with French President Emmanuel Macron, who pressed for solidarity among members of the currency union. | Video

19 Apr 2018

Merkel, Macron meet to plot euro zone reform road map

BERLIN The leaders of Germany and France meet on Thursday to try to work out a common position on reforming the euro zone, a sensitive issue that is testing the new government in Berlin just a month after it took office.

19 Apr 2018

Merkel, Macron meet to plot euro zone reform road map

BERLIN, April 19 The leaders of Germany and France meet on Thursday to try to work out a common position on reforming the euro zone, a sensitive issue that is testing the new government in Berlin just a month after it took office.

18 Apr 2018

Merkel wants European Monetary Fund with national oversight - sources

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel backs the idea of a European Monetary Fund, provided national governments have sufficient oversight, sources close to her said before a visit by the French president.

17 Apr 2018

Merkel sounds upbeat on euro zone reform as coalition wrangles

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to reach a joint position with France on euro zone reforms by June, striking a cooperative tone before a visit from French President Emmanuel Macron whose push to overhaul the currency bloc has met resistance in Berlin.

11 Apr 2018

Unruly German cabinet ready to tackle bulging inbox, Merkel says

BERLIN We will argue, but we are ready to get on with governing Germany: that was Chancellor Angela Merkel's take on her new cabinet after a "get to know you" retreat for ministers.

11 Apr 2018

Merkel gathers bickering German ministers for 'policy camp'

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel gathered her new cabinet for a two-day retreat on Tuesday, seeking to forge some team spirit among ministers already squabbling after just a month in office.

07 Apr 2018

'Do your own job' - German ministers row before cabinet get-away

BERLIN Tempers are fraying in Chancellor Angela Merkel's new cabinet before she gathers ministers on Tuesday for a two-day retreat aimed at team-building in the ruling coalition, which took power just last month.

06 Apr 2018

German industrial output slumps as protectionism angst grows

BERLIN German industrial output fell by the most in more than two years in February and the sector is losing momentum, the Economy Ministry said, as factories in Europe's largest economy throttle back in the face of the rising threat of protectionism.

21 Mar 2018

Merkel seeks cohesion and renewal in angst-ridden Germany

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday charged her new government with healing divisions in German society that have fuelled the far-right, equipping the economy for the digital era and bolstering the European project.

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