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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

Aug 02 2018

Poland's populists face pre-election pressure for more social spending

WARSAW Poland's largest union is threatening strikes this autumn unless public employees get a hefty salary hike, piling pressure on a populist government to expand already lavish social spending despite economic warning signs across Europe.

Jul 25 2018

Polish police sometimes punch, kick detainees: rights watchdog

WARSAW Polish police sometimes punch and kick detainees, a European rights watchdog said on Wednesday, warning that people arrested in Poland ran an "appreciable risk of being ill-treated".

Jul 21 2018

Poland pushes to replace Supreme Court judge who defied government

WARSAW The Polish parliament adopted rules on Friday to expedite the naming of a new Supreme Court chief under a judicial overhaul by the ruling party that critics say undercuts democracy.

Jul 18 2018

Former or not? Polish judge enters Supreme Court at heart of dispute

WARSAW Malgorzata Gersdorf, who the Polish government says is now retired but who insists her term as the Supreme Court head runs until 2020, walked into the court on Wednesday saying the situation was "very tense and dramatic".

Jul 13 2018

Poland opposition boycotts parliament independence day centennial

WARSAW Three Polish opposition parties boycotted a special session of parliament on Friday to mark the centennial of independence, in protest against changes by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party they see as undermining democracy.

Jul 11 2018

Poland says war-time killings tarnish ties with Ukraine

WARSAW Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday reconciliation with neighbor Ukraine could take place only when Kiev accepts responsibility for the "genocide" of Poles killed by Ukrainian nationalists during World War Two.

Jul 08 2018

EU migration policies seen building blocks for 'Fortress Europe'

BRUSSELS Deals on migration agreed in the European Union and Germany may end up more about rhetoric than reality but they indicate a shift toward a "Fortress Europe" way of thinking that could pose the bloc's biggest existential threat yet.

Jul 08 2018

Spanien wird zum Eingangstor für Migranten aus Afrika

- von Sonya Dowsett und Ahmed Eljechtimi und Gabriela Baczynska

Jul 07 2018

Spain emerges as EU's new weak link for Africa migration

TARIFA, Spain/RABAT/BRUSSELS Spain has become the new main entry point for asylum-seekers fleeing Africa, an influx that European Union officials fear could exacerbate political tensions across the region over migration.

Jul 06 2018

Still too many questions, few answers in Brexit talks: EU's Barnier

BRUSSELS There are still too many questions and too few answers in talks between the European Union and Britain over the country's withdrawal from the bloc, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday.


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