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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

Jul 11 2018

Greece, Russia to expel diplomats in Macedonia tussle ahead of NATO summit

ATHENS Greece will expel two Russian diplomats suspected of meddling in the politically sensitive issue of Macedonia, a Greek diplomatic source said on Wednesday, as NATO prepares to invite the former Yugoslav republic to join the alliance.

Jun 23 2018

Deal on debt? Jaded Greeks ask what's in it for them

ATHENS Greeks were unimpressed by a debt relief package from euro zone finance ministers on Friday, jaded by years of austerity which has pushed a third of the population into poverty and shredded the government's popularity.

Jun 23 2018

It's a tie! Greek PM marks debt deal with sartorial twist

(This version of the story was refiled to fix a typographical error in the headline)

Jun 22 2018

Deal on debt? Jaded Greeks ask what's in it for them

ATHENS Greeks were unimpressed by a debt relief package from euro zone finance ministers on Friday, jaded by years of austerity which has pushed a third of the population into poverty and shredded the government's popularity.

Apr 19 2018

Greece accepts Snam-led consortium's offer for gas grid DESFA

ATHENS Greece has accepted a 535 million euro (466.31 million pounds) offer from a consortium led by Italy's Snam for a majority stake in gas grid operator DESFA, naming it the "preferred investor", its privatisation agency said on Thursday.

Apr 18 2018

Greece launches tender for Hellenic Petroleum privatisation

ATHENS Greece launched an international tender on Wednesday to sell a majority stake in its biggest oil refiner, Hellenic Petroleum , as agreed under its third international bailout.

Apr 16 2018

Greece asks Snam-led consortium to improve offer in gas grid sale

ATHENS Greece's privatisation agency on Monday asked a consortium led by Italy's Snam , which made the highest bid for a 66 percent stake in gas grid operator DESFA, to further improve its offer.

Apr 04 2018

Greece says progress in asset sales by June will decide if 2018 target feasible

ATHENS, April 4 Progress in key privatisations by June will determine whether Greece will meet its bailout target to raise 2 billion euros ($2.45 billion) from state asset sales this year, the head of the country's privatisation agency (HRADF) said on Wednesday.

Mar 07 2018

Greece could sell 51 percent stake in Hellenic Petroleum: sources

ATHENS Greece could sell up to a 51 percent stake in its biggest oil refiner Hellenic Petroleum to meet a key condition of its international bailout, government and union officials said.

Feb 15 2018

Greece won't renege on privatizations after bailout ends: state fund CEO

ATHENS Greece won't backtrack on its privatization plan after its bailout ends and expects state companies to submit plans by April to make themselves more competitive, the head of its state assets fund said.

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