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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

Oct 18 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.

Sep 18 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.

Jul 12 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

Jun 29 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.

Jun 28 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 program, as he presented a cabinet of mostly familiar faces after a rift over anti-corruption policy forced out his predecessor.

Jun 26 2017

Romania names new prime minister to defuse crisis

BUCHAREST Romania's president named outgoing economy minister Mihai Tudose as prime minister on Monday, clearing the way for a new leftist-led government to be formed by the end of this week and end a political crisis threatening to sour investor confidence.

Jun 21 2017

Romanian lawmakers oust PM Grindeanu in no-confidence vote

BUCHAREST Romania's ruling Social Democrats will nominate a new prime minister on Monday, their leader said, after ousting their six-month-old cabinet and edging closer to ending political deadlock.

Jun 18 2017

Romania leftists ask parliament to oust PM, graft in spotlight

BUCHAREST Romania's ruling leftists filed a no-confidence motion in parliament on Sunday against their prime minister, Sorin Grindeanu, escalating a conflict which government critics say reflects internal rifts over anti-corruption policy.

Jun 15 2017

Romanian government in limbo as PM refuses to quit

BUCHAREST The fate of Romania's government hung in the balance on Thursday with Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu refusing to resign in a political crisis that threatens to undermine a sweeping tax overhaul.

Jun 14 2017

Romanian ruling party's pulls backing for cabinet, PM refuses to go

BUCHAREST Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu refused to resign after his ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) withdrew its support for his cabinet late on Wednesday, contributing to the political infighting in the European Union's fastest growing economy.


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