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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 19 2018

Greece under tight watch post-bailout, can be a 'success story': ESM

ATHENS Greece will be more tightly monitored after it exits its bailout program than other euro zone countries that received similar loans, the head of the bloc's rescue mechanism told a Greek newspaper on Sunday.

Aug 17 2018

Greece set to exit bailout, still faces daunting challenges

ATHENS Greece exits the last of its three bailouts on Aug. 20 and hopes to be able to borrow again in international markets after a nearly nine-year debt crisis that shrank the economy by a quarter and forced it to implement painful austerity measures.

Jul 25 2018

'I'm looking for my mum,' says young woman as number of dead from Greek fire rises

ATHENS The number of dead from a fire which ripped through a Greek coastal town reached at least 81 on Wednesday as frantic relatives tried to track down people missing from the inferno and officials began the grim task of identifying bodies. | Video

Jul 02 2018

Debt relief deal will help smooth Greek market return: central bank

ATHENS Relief measures agreed with Greece's official creditors to help render its debt load sustainable will help smooth the country's return to market financing, the Bank of Greece said in a monetary policy report on Monday.

Jun 26 2018

Tsipras shrugs off lawmaker's exit from fragile Greek coalition

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras shrugged off the resignation of a lawmaker from his fragile governing coalition on Tuesday that left the government with a wafer-thin majority.

Jun 22 2018

Greek carrier Aegean signs $5 bln order for Airbus A320 neo planes

ATHENS, June 22 Greece's largest carrier Aegean Airlines signed a $5 billion deal with Airbus for up to 42 aircraft to renew its fleet of single-aisle planes, stay competitive and add capacity for future expansion.

Jun 22 2018

Exclusive: Piraeus Bank to unload bad loans pool to APS

ATHENS Piraeus Bank , Greece's largest lender by assets, has agreed to sell a 400 million euro pool of soured, unsecured consumer loans to distressed debt specialist APS Holdings, bankers close to the transaction told Reuters on Friday.

Jun 18 2018

Dromeus launches new fund to invest in Greek commercial real estate

ATHENS Dromeus Capital, an emerging markets hedge fund firm, plans to invest 200 million euros ($231.82 million) in Greek commercial real estate through the launch of a new fund, taking advantage of undervalued properties, executives told Reuters on Monday.

Jun 14 2018

Greece passes fast-track reform package to unlock bailout cash

ATHENS Greece's parliament on Thursday passed a fast-track reform package to unlock bailout funds and wrap up a fourth and final review of its loan program as it seeks more debt relief from its official creditors next week.

Jun 12 2018

Greece can be next euro success story, says rescue fund head

ATHENS Greece is on track to become the next success story of the euro zone debt crisis, but fully regaining investors' trust will require sustained commitment to economic reforms, the head of Europe's rescue fund said on Tuesday.

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