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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 12 2017

Czechs pin hopes on billionaire Babis to fix their country

PRAGUE The traffic jams and roadworks that snarl the 200 km main highway from the capital Prague to the southeast are a symbol of how many Czechs feel their government is broken - and how they are looking for a new champion to fix it.

Sep 22 2017

Czech officials ask state controlled CEZ to look at spliting the company

PRAGUE, Sept 22 Top Czech government officials have asked electricity producer CEZ to look closely into the possibility of spinning off distribution and renewable assets with the government taking full control of nuclear and coal plants, sources close to the process said.

Sep 22 2017

Smaller EU states need stronger voice, not Brussels, says Czech election favorite

VARNSDORF, Czech Republic The Czech Republic and smaller states like it should have a stronger voice in the European Union, not Brussels officials, the billionaire frontrunner in next month's parliamentary election said.

Sep 20 2017

Czech ruling party says wage growth must be priority for next government

PRAGUE The next Czech government should spread the benefits of strong growth with workers and shift to a higher wage economy, Lubomir Zaoralek, who will lead the ruling Social Democrats into next month's election, said on Wednesday.

Sep 13 2017

Czech rate hike vote may come in September or November: central banker

PRAGUE The Czech central bank could raise interest rates again in September or November with economic and wage growth outpacing expectations, board member Vojtech Benda said.

Sep 06 2017

Czech PM candidate Babis to face fraud charges after vote

PRAGUE Czech lawmakers voted on Wednesday to let police bring fraud charges against Andrej Babis, the leading candidate to become prime minister in next month's elections.

Sep 05 2017

Czech Catholic Church branches out into forestry

BLATNO, Czech Republic Flush with cash and land it received in compensation for the seizure of its property under Communism, the Roman Catholic church in the Czech Republic is looking to the forestry industry as it looks to ensure its long-term financial future.

Aug 10 2017

Czech police ask parliament to allow prosecution of PM candidate Babis

PRAGUE Czech police have asked parliament to allow for prosecution of ANO party leader Andrej Babis, the leading candidate to become prime minister in the central European nation after an election in October.

Aug 10 2017

Czech police ask parliament to allow prosecution of PM candidate Babis

PRAGUE Czech police have asked parliament to allow for prosecution of ANO party leader Andrej Babis, the leading candidate to become prime minister in the central European nation after an election in October.

Aug 07 2017

Czech pig farm to quit WW2 Roma concentration camp site

PRAGUE The Czech government has persuaded an agricultural firm to sell a pig farm partly covering the site of a World War Two Nazi concentration camp where most of the victims were Roma.

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