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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

Feb 22 2018

EU's top court says Poland breached air pollution rules

BRUSSELS/WARSAW The European Union's top court on Thursday said Poland had failed to uphold air quality standards, part of a wider EU battle to reduce deaths from airborne pollution which it estimates kills 400,000 people every year.

Feb 20 2018

EU court adviser backs Commission in forest dispute with Poland

BRUSSELS/WARSAW Poland's decision to increase logging in a primeval forest breaks EU law, an adviser to the EU's top court said on Tuesday, backing the European Commission against the government in one of several disputes straining ties between Warsaw and Brussels.

Feb 19 2018

Poland spares forest to win EU favor, but damage already done

BIALOWIEZA, Poland When Poland sought to ease tensions with the European Union by declaring a halt to logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest, it did not announce how many trees it had already cut down.

Feb 18 2018

Swastikas, slurs daubed on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

JERUSALEM/WARSAW Swastikas and profanities were daubed on the entrance to Poland's embassy in Israel on Sunday after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Jews, as well as Poles and others, were among perpetrators of the Nazi Holocaust.

Feb 06 2018

Pekao should consider supermerger with PKO if Alior takeover fails -shareholder

WARSAW, Feb 6 A key shareholder of Polish bank Pekao said the state-run lender should consider a supermerger with PKO BP if it does not go ahead with its plan to take over Alior Bank.

Feb 01 2018

Polish refiner PKN examining power production options

WARSAW Poland's biggest oil refiner, PKN Orlen, is looking at various electricity production projects, including nuclear, to benefit from an expected rise in power demand, the firm's vice-president Miroslaw Kochalski said.

Dec 13 2017

Poland's PKN seeks full control of Czech unit Unipetrol

PRAGUE/WARSAW Poland's biggest oil refiner PKN Orlen launched a voluntary tender offer to buy the remaining shares in its Czech downstream oil group Unipetrol to take full control and delist it from the Prague bourse.

Dec 12 2017

New Polish PM: must defend national interest in debate on EU future

WARSAW Poland should defend its national identity and interests at a time when the European Union is debating its own future, the country's new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told parliament on Tuesday.

Dec 03 2017

Polish bourse targets retiring business owners to boost listings

WARSAW The Warsaw Stock Exchange will try to persuade dozens of retiring business owners to sell their companies via the bourse as it strives to attract new listings, its chief executive said.

Nov 15 2017

Poland turns to fossil fuel soulmate Trump as coal output flags

WARSAW/LONDON "Whenever you need energy, just give us a call," U.S. President Donald Trump said on a visit to Poland in the summer. Now, with winter setting in, Warsaw is taking him up on the offer.

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