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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 05 2015

A bit of Greek clarity from an act of defiance

Greece’s decision to delay a 300-million-euro payment to the IMF today and instead try to meet all June’s payments at the end of the month was probably an act of bravado for domestic consumption but it also clarifies things.

Jun 04 2015

The end game approaches

Last night, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras left talks with senior EU officials in Brussels saying a deal with creditors was “within sight” and that Athens would make a payment due to the IMF on Friday.

Jun 03 2015

As window closes, Greek activity picks up

It’s still not clear if a Greek deal will be done but the pace of activity has certainly picked up.

Jun 02 2015

The “take it or leave” it moment?

Five people who hold Greece’s fate in their hands – Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande, Mario Draghi, Jean-Claude Juncker and Christine Lagarde – met for talks in Berlin last night.

Jun 01 2015

Beneath the babble, little sign of Greek progress

We went into the weekend pondering the Greek government’s expectation that a cash-for-reforms deal would be agreed on Sunday, and we come out the other side with no breakthrough … again.

May 28 2015

Greek claim and counter-claim

The Greek government said a deal with its lenders had reached the drafting stage and would not require wages and pensions cuts or reforms to the VAT regime. It didn’t take long for euro zone officials to retort that this simply was not the case and that the two sides remained far apart.

May 27 2015

G7 ministers face full in-tray

G7 finance ministers and central bankers are meeting in Dresden.

May 26 2015

Can’t pay, won’t pay

After many mixed messages in recent months, the Greek government seems to have alighted on one simple line: can’t pay, won’t pay.

May 25 2015

ANALYSIS-The European centre-left's quandary

LONDON, May 25 A crushing election defeat for Britain's Labour party has laid bare the dilemma facing Europe's centre-left.

May 25 2015

Greek money seems close to running out

The smart money has always been on a last-minute deal being done to keep Greece afloat with Athens making most of the concessions and the euro zone and IMF bending only a little. But the chances of a car crash are growing as each day passes.

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