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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

Apr 20 2018

Bulgaria calls for tough response to soccer violence

SOFIA The Bulgarian government has called for tough measures to crack down on violent soccer fans after a policewoman was injured in an explosion at the Sofia derby on Wednesday.

Apr 18 2018

Policewoman seriously injured during Sofia derby

SOFIA More than 20 Levski Sofia fans were detained after a policewoman was seriously injured following an explosion at the Vasil Levski stadium during the 26-times Bulgarian champions' league match against bitter city rivals CSKA on Wednesday.

Apr 11 2018

Thousands protest disability welfare reform in Bulgaria

SOFIA Thousands of people in Bulgaria protested on Wednesday against a planned disability welfare reform which the government says will combat widespread abuses of the system.

Mar 21 2018

Rugby - Romanian federation president condemns 'hooliganism' of Spain players

SOFIA The Romanian Rugby Federation president has condemned as "hooliganism" the behaviour of the Spain players who pursued the Romanian referee at the end of their shock defeat by Belgium on Sunday.

Mar 09 2018

EIB to commit 700 mln euros to Western Balkans projects in 2018

SOFIA, March 9 Europe's largest development bank plans to extend about 700 million euros ($861.98 million) of financing this year for projects to improve infrastructure and boost transport links between Western Balkans countries.

Mar 05 2018

Bulgarian protesters say doctor charged with murder acted in self-defense

SOFIA Thousands of people marched on Monday in Bulgaria's second city to call for the release of a doctor charged with murdering an alleged burglar and said the accused only acted in self defense to protect his home.

Feb 27 2018

Bulgarian PM urges central bank, intelligence service to look into energy deal

SOFIA Bulgaria's prime minister urged the central bank and intelligence service on Tuesday to look into the purchase of key energy assets by a little known local company, denying any involvement in or backing for the deal.

Feb 17 2018

Far-right extremists march in Sofia to honor pro-Nazi general

SOFIA Hundreds of far-right extremists marched through the center of Sofia on Saturday to honor a Bulgarian general who led a pro-Nazi organization in the 1930s and 1940s.

Feb 16 2018

Mihaylov re-elected BFU president, rivals leave vote in protest

SOFIA Borislav Mihaylov was re-elected president of the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) on Friday after his two rivals left the congress before the vote took place in protest at alleged irregularities.

Feb 15 2018

Bulgaria rejects treaty to combat violence against women

SOFIA Bulgaria's ruling GERB party has withdrawn from parliament a European treaty designed to combat violence against women in the face of opposition from its allies in government and religious groups.

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