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Gabriela Baczynska

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

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EU leaders set to prolong Russia sanctions again

BRUSSELS European Union leaders will next week extend until the end of January economic sanctions against Russia over its intervention in Ukraine, diplomats and officials said.

Jun 21 2018

Italy and Germany clash as migration rows split EU

BRUSSELS/ROME Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday a draft EU accord on migration had been withdrawn after he clashed with Chancellor Angela Merkel over an issue that is splitting Europe.

Jun 20 2018

Challenged at home, Merkel seeks emergency EU meeting on migration

BRUSSELS German Chancellor Angela Merkel will try on Sunday to persuade other EU leaders to further curb immigration and restrict movement of asylum seekers within the European Union, to help keep her ruling coalition from crumbling at home.

Jun 20 2018

Threatened by coalition partner, Merkel seeks to break migration deadlock

BRUSSELS German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet some of her European Union peers on Sunday to try break a deadlock on migration and head off a possible clash over the bitterly-contested issue at a June 28-29 EU summit.

Jun 19 2018

EU tries to ease German and Italian concerns over migration

BRUSSELS European Union leaders will try to reassure Germany and Italy over migration at a summit next week as a stand-off in Berlin threatens Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition.

Jun 19 2018

Macron hilft Merkel - Auch Flüchtlingszentren im Gespräch

Meseberg/Brüssel Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel erhält im Asylstreit mit der CSU Rückendeckung von Frankreichs Präsident Emmanuel Macron.

Jun 18 2018

EU executive 'confident' of migration deal but many beg to differ

BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Monday it was confident that EU leaders could agree at a summit next week on handling migrants and refugees, but some diplomats were much less optimistic.

May 31 2018

Court 'disease' in Poland, Hungary could spread: judicial body chief

BRUSSELS Changes to the court systems in Poland and Hungary that threaten judicial independence are a "disease" that could spread and undermine democracy in the European Union, the body that represents EU states' judiciaries said on Thursday.

May 31 2018

EU should help push Iran out of Syria - opposition negotiator

BRUSSELS The U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal opens the way to raising pressure on Tehran to stop its military support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and leave the country, a Syrian opposition leader said on Thursday.

May 31 2018

EU should help push Iran out of Syria: opposition negotiator

BRUSSELS The U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal opens the way to raising pressure on Tehran to stop its military support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and leave the country, a Syrian opposition leader said on Thursday.

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