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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

May 22 2017

German, French ministers agree to forge deeper euro zone

BERLIN The finance ministers of Germany and France agreed on Monday to strengthen the euro zone, giving a new impulse to stalled reforms of the currency union and warning that if they fail political extremists will take power.

May 15 2017

Merkel and Macron agree to draw up roadmap to deeper EU integration

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on Monday to draw up a roadmap to deeper European Union integration and opened the door to changing the bloc's treaties to facilitate ambitious reform.

May 08 2017

Germany's SPD goes back to drawing board after state poll drubbing

BERLIN Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) reviewed a "difficult situation" on Monday after a second regional poll defeat this year, losing momentum as they gear up to challenge Chancellor Angela Merkel in September's national election.

May 07 2017

Merkel's conservatives thump rivals in German regional vote

BERLIN/KIEL, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives won a decisive victory over their Social Democrat (SPD) rivals in a vote in Germany's northern state of Schleswig-Holstein on Sunday, boosting her prospects of winning a national election in September.

May 05 2017

'Where's the beef?' Germany's SPD face crunch test in regional vote

BERLIN With the novelty value of their new leader fading, Germany's Social Democrats need to retain power in regional elections on Sunday and a week later if they are to pose a serious threat to Chancellor Angela Merkel in September's national vote.

Apr 27 2017

Merkel warns Britons: don't delude yourself over Brexit

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Britons on Thursday not to delude themselves that they would continue to enjoy EU rights after Brexit and insisted the bloc would only agree on future ties with London after they have nailed down a deal to leave.

Apr 18 2017

Germany's FDP, potential election kingmaker, plays hard to get

BERLIN Germany's liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) hopes to reclaim its traditional role as kingmaker after September's national election, but its leader proved coy on Tuesday over which of the two main parties it might join in coalition.

Apr 11 2017

German investor morale surges as economy grows, Trump angst fades

BERLIN German investor morale brightened in April to its highest level since August 2015, buoyed by a strong first quarter for Europe's largest economy and fading concerns about protectionism taking hold under U.S. President Donald Trump.

Apr 10 2017

Merkel challenger wants Germany to back disarmament, not arms spending

BERLIN The leader of Germany's Social Democrats said on Monday he would stress disarmament rather than military spending if he becomes chancellor after September's election, rejecting U.S. pressure to spend more on defense.

Apr 07 2017

German output surges as industry enjoys 'extraordinary' start to year

BERLIN German industrial output surged in February and the trade surplus swelled as the engine room of Europe's largest economy fired on all cylinders to satisfy demand at home and abroad, assuaging angst about rising protectionism.

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