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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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12 Aug 2018

Romanians rally again in anti-corruption, anti-government protests

BUCHAREST Romanians protested against corruption in Bucharest and major provincial cities for a second day running on Saturday, demanding the Social Democrat government's resignation. | Video

10 Aug 2018

Romania's leftists unveil blueprint to double state pensions

BUCHAREST Romania's Labour Ministry has drafted a plan to more than double state pensions over the next four years for the country's 5.2 million retirees, Minister Olguta Vasilescu said on Friday, a proposal critics deemed unrealistic.

26 Jul 2018

Israel expresses dismay over Romanian farm minister's Auschwitz remark

BUCHAREST Israel reacted with "dismay and disappointment" on Thursday to a comment by Romanian Agriculture Minister Petre Daea, who compared the slaughter of sick pigs to the murder of Jews at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp.

13 Jul 2018

European body says Romania court changes undermine independence

BUCHAREST Romania's plans for a judicial overhaul would be likely to undermine the independence of magistrates and sap public confidence in the judiciary, the Council of Europe's advisory body on constitutional matters said on Friday.

09 Jul 2018

Romania's president removes chief anti-corruption prosecutor

BUCHAREST Romania's President Klaus Iohannis sacked chief anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi on Monday to honour a constitutional court ruling which Kovesi said may leave prosecutors exposed to political interference.

04 Jul 2018

Romania lower house decriminalizes abuse of office, opposition will challenge

BUCHAREST Romania's lower house of parliament voted to partially decriminalize abuse of office on Wednesday, a change that could quash a preliminary prison sentence for the country's most powerful politician and shield many other graft cases from prosecution.

03 Jul 2018

Romania moves closer to decriminalising abuse of office, critics cry foul

BUCHAREST Romania's government moved a step closer to partly decriminalising abuse of office on Tuesday, a change that could overturn a prison sentence given to the leader of the ruling party.

02 Jul 2018

Romanian lawmaker panel partially decriminalizes abuse of office

BUCHAREST A committee of Romanian lawmakers voted on Monday to partially decriminalize abuse of office, a change that if enacted could overturn a prison sentence against the ruling party leader and further strain ties with the European Union.

27 Jun 2018

Romanian government defeats no-confidence vote as thousands protest

BUCHAREST Romania's five-month-old Social Democrat (PSD) government defeated a parliamentary motion of no-confidence on Wednesday while thousands rallied outside to demand its resignation.

21 Jun 2018

Romanian ruling party leader sentenced, thousands rally

BUCHAREST The head of Romania's ruling Social Democrat party, Liviu Dragnea, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison by the Supreme Court on Thursday for inciting others to abuse of office, prompting thousands to rally against his government.

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