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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

Sep 14 2017

A dead dictator, his rusting boat and a fight for history

RIJEKA, Croatia In a Croatian port sits a boat built to carry bananas from Africa to Italy, that laid mines for Nazi Germany and was sunk by Allied planes before it was salvaged as the personal yacht of a globe-trotting communist leader.

Jul 12 2017

EU nudges Balkans towards economic integration

TRIESTE, Italy Bosnia boycotted a transport pact and Kosovo frustrated a European Union attempt to forge a customs union in the Balkans on Wednesday, at a summit that once again brought promises of accession but no firm timetable.

Jul 12 2017

Balkans can help EU 'feel attractive' after Brexit, Macedonia says

TRIESTE, Italy Dented by Brexit, the European Union should seize on the hunger of Balkan nations for membership as an opportunity to "feel attractive", Macedonia’s foreign minister said on Wednesday.

Jun 23 2017

Albania judges its judges in pursuit of EU milestone

TIRANA It took 16 years for Majlinda Andrea to rise to the bar of Albania's highest court, and 50,000 euros in a plastic bag to bring her down.

Jun 13 2017

French, German elections to revive EU expansion, Albanian PM says

TIRANA France's presidential vote and Germany's coming election will breathe new life into the project of European Union enlargement, Albania's prime minister said on Tuesday, predicting the bloc would start accession talks with Tirana by the end of 2017.

May 03 2017

On Serbian airwaves, a battle for heart of Balkans

BELGRADE The 21st-floor offices of Studio B boast an unrivalled view of the Serbian capital, taking in Orthodox Church domes, a Gulf-financed property development and a citadel built by Celtic, Roman, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian rulers.

Apr 28 2017

Macedonia 'playing with fire,' former peace envoy warns

BELGRADE Nationalists in Macedonia are "playing with fire" in refusing to relinquish power and the European Union should consider halting its accession process in order to break a dangerous deadlock, said the former envoy who helped avert civil war in the Balkan country.

Apr 07 2017

Past repackaged: EU plan for Balkan market faces resistance

BELGRADE/PRISTINA Serbian President-elect Aleksandar Vucic likes to use the past to explain the future.

Mar 21 2017

In Serbian election, the comedy candidate is no joke

MLADENOVAC, Serbia It started as a joke, a way to poke fun at a discredited political class in elections last year for the local assembly in this rundown town in central Serbia.

Feb 23 2017

Montenegro '100 percent' sure of U.S. backing for NATO accession

PODGORICA Montenegro has received assurances the U.S. Senate will ratify its accession to NATO and expects to become a full member of the alliance at a summit in late May, Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanovic said on Thursday.

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