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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

11 Dec 2017

Romania's lower house approves controversial courts bill

BUCHAREST Romania's lower house of parliament, which is dominated by the ruling Social Democrats, approved a bill on Monday that will change the way magistrates are supervised and which critics say threatens judicial independence and efforts to fight corruption.

05 Dec 2017

Romania's former King Michael dies in Switzerland at age of 96

BUCHAREST Romania's former King Michael, who played a part in ousting a Nazi-backed leader during World War Two but was subsequently forced into exile by a Communist takeover, died in Switzerland on Tuesday at the age of 96, the Royal House said.

26 Nov 2017

Thousands of Romanians rally against ruling party's judicial overhaul

BUCHAREST Tens of thousands of Romanians rallied in the capital Bucharest and dozens of other cities on Sunday, protesting against a widely criticised plan by the ruling Social Democrats to overhaul the judiciary.

14 Nov 2017

Surging wages, spending kick central Europe's economies into higher gear

PRAGUE/BUCHAREST Central and eastern Europe's economies kicked into higher gear in the third quarter with forecast-beating growth, as manufacturers thrived and tightening labour markets boosted wages and consumer spending.

18 Oct 2017

Romania finalizes draft of judiciary overhaul criticized by EU

BUCHAREST Romania has put the finishing touches to a plan to overhaul the judiciary that critics say erodes judicial independence and which will have to be discussed with the European Union.

18 Sep 2017

People smugglers test new migrant sea route through Romania

BUCHAREST About 500 migrants from the Middle East reached Romania across the Black Sea from Turkey in about a month, coastguards said on Monday, in a sharp increase the European Union says shows smugglers are testing alternative routes into Europe.

12 Jul 2017

Bought for 100 euros, World War Two Enigma machine sells for 45,000

BUCHAREST Someone in Romania thought he'd made a fair amount of money when he sold an old typewriter for 100 euros at a flea market. He was wrong. | Video

29 Jun 2017

Romanian president slams new cabinet for planned tax overhaul

BUCHAREST Romania's ruling Social Democrats announced a tax overhaul for 2018 on Thursday, ditching a flat 16 percent tax on income and profit that has attracted investment into the European Union's fastest-growing but least-developed economy.

28 Jun 2017

Few changes in new Romanian PM's cabinet after row over anti-graft laws

BUCHAREST Romania's prime minister designate said on Wednesday he would focus on implementing the government's programme, as he presented a cabinet of mostly familiar faces after a rift over anti-corruption policy forced out his predecessor.

26 Jun 2017

Romania's ruling party picks PM candidate in bid to defuse crisis

BUCHAREST Romania's ruling Social Democrats picked Economy Minister Mihai Tudose to replace the prime minister they ousted last week, trying to resolve a political crisis that may erode investor confidence in the country despite its fast-growing economy.

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