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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

Jun 16 2017

ECB needs 'more clarity' on debt relief to buy Greek bonds: source

FRANKFURT The European Central Bank needs more clarity on what kind of debt relief Greece will get from its international creditors if it is to buy Greek government bonds as part of its monetary stimulus program, a source close to the matter said.

Jun 14 2017

ECB rate setter questions euro zone's hallowed inflation target

FRANKFURT Often outspoken European Central Bank rate setter Ewald Nowotny questioned the ECB's most sacred tenet on Wednesday: its inflation target.

Jun 07 2017

ECB to stick to stimulus as economic outlook mixed

FRANKFURT The European Central Bank is likely to stick to its aggressive stimulus policy at its meeting on Thursday because inflation remains below its target, despite brisker economic growth in the euro zone.

Jun 07 2017

Santander rettet Banco Popular vor dem Zusammenbruch

Madrid Rettung in höchster Not: Die spanische Großbank Santander übernimmt die heimische Rivalin Banco Popular und bewahrt sie damit vor dem Zusammenbruch.

Jun 02 2017

EZB weist Beschwerde wegen Besetzung von Draghi-Beraterstelle zurück

Frankfurt Die EZB hat Beschwerden der Mitarbeiter gegen das Vorgehen bei der Besetzung der Stelle des Chefberaters von Präsident Mario Draghi zurückgewiesen.

Jun 02 2017

ECB rejects appeal against hiring of Draghi's adviser

FRANKFURT The European Central Bank has rejected a staff appeal against the handpicking of President Mario Draghi's policy adviser, batting back the most high-profile challenge to date to hiring practices at the top of the euro zone's mightiest institution.

May 31 2017

Greece needs debt relief deal in June, ECB's Coeure says

FRANKFURT Europe must stop stalling and agree on debt relief measures for Greece on June 15 to revive the only euro zone economy still in recession, European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure said on Tuesday.

May 30 2017

Exclusive: ECB to discuss closing door to extra stimulus next week - sources

FRANKFURT European Central Bank policymakers are set to take a more benign view of the economy when they meet on June 8 and will even discuss dropping some of their pledges to ramp up stimulus if needed, four sources with direct knowledge of the discussions told Reuters.

May 22 2017

Exclusive: ECB plan to take euro clearing from London stalled by infighting - sources

FRANKFURT Discord between the euro zone's three largest countries is stalling the European Central Bank's efforts to come up with a way to force euro clearing out of London and put it under its watch, three sources told Reuters.

May 18 2017

ECB's journey out of stimulus is still long and unclear

FRANKFURT European Central Bank policymakers are preparing to dial back their extraordinary stimulus measures if the economy continues to improve, but that course of action is not yet certain, comments by three ECB rate setters and accounts of the latest meeting showed on Thursday.

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