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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

08 Dec 2017

Polish parliament, defying EU, approves judiciary overhaul

WARSAW Polish lawmakers approved an overhaul of the judiciary on Friday, giving parliament de facto control over the selection of judges in defiance of the European Union. | Video

07 Dec 2017

Polish ruling party replaces PM ahead of elections

WARSAW Poland's ruling conservatives named in an expected move Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki as the country's new prime minister on Thursday as they gear up for a series of elections in the coming years.

05 Dec 2017

Poland's PiS may sack PM Szydlo, replace with finance minister - sources

WARSAW Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party may replace Prime Minister Beata Szydlo next week with her government's finance chief, Mateusz Morawiecki, to prepare for a series of elections in coming years, political sources said.

27 Nov 2017

Polish regulator welcomes further consolidation of banks

WARSAW Poland's banking regulator has no intention of opposing further consolidation of the country's commercial banks, the head of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) said on Monday, calling it a "natural process".

24 Nov 2017

Polish MPs back judicial overhaul seen by EU as threat to rule of law

WARSAW Poland's ruling party lawmakers gave preliminary approval on Friday to two bills allowing parliament and the president to replace top judges, plans the opposition and the European Commission denounced as a threat to the rule of law.

10 Nov 2017

Poland's president, ruling party reach compromise on court reforms

WARSAW Poland's president and its ruling party have reached a compromise on judicial reform, a parliamentary deputy said on Friday, bringing them closer to resolving an issue that has kept them at odds for more than three months.

09 Nov 2017

Polish PM calls for an EU where Christianity is not censored

WARSAW Poland wants to be sure that Christian traditions are not subject to "ideological censorship" in the European Union, Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said on Thursday, emphasising her party's opposition to Muslim immigration.

02 Oct 2017

Interview: Poland unlikely to issue foreign debt in fourth quarter - deputy Finance Minister

WARSAW A budget surplus means Poland is unlikely to issue debt on foreign markets in the fourth quarter, though it may tap them again early in 2018, Deputy Finance Minister Piotr Nowak said.

28 Sep 2017

Polish watchdog sets conditions for PGE to buy EDF power assets

WARSAW, Sept 28 Poland's PGE may have to sell a coal-fuelled power station or pledge to trade more electricity via the power exchange to get anti-trust approval to buy the local assets of France's EDF.

25 Sep 2017

Polish president backs down in judicial reform spat

WARSAW Poland's president unexpectedly dropped his demands for a greater say in nominating judges on Monday, in an effort to secure broader political support for an overhaul of the judiciary that the European Union fears will harm democracy.

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