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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

May 11 2018

Croatia coalition meets as pressure mounts on Deputy PM over Agrokor role

ZAGREB Leaders of Croatia's ruling coalition met on Friday to discuss opposition demands that Deputy Prime Minister Martina Dalic resign over conflict of interest allegations linked to the restructuring of the country's largest private firm.

May 11 2018

Croatia coalition meets as pressure mounts on Deputy PM over Agrokor role

ZAGREB Leaders of Croatia's ruling coalition met on Friday to discuss opposition demands that Deputy Prime Minister Martina Dalic resign over conflict of interest allegations linked to the restructuring of the country's largest private firm.

Apr 18 2018

Croatia aims to keep fiscal discipline after 2017 surplus

ZAGREB Croatia will follow a budget surplus in 2017 with structural reforms and fiscal discipline to boost its growth rate, credit rating and prospects for joining the euro zone, Finance Minister Zdravko Maric said on Wednesday.

Apr 17 2018

Croatia central banker sees lasting benefits from joining euro

ZAGREB Adopting the euro would offer "numerous and lasting" benefits for Croatia's economy, central bank governor Boris Vujcic told Reuters, although he declined to indicate when it might enter the single currency's ERM-2 "waiting room".

Feb 27 2018

Croatia names new crisis manager at Agrokor

ZAGREB The Croatian government named Fabris Perusko as the new crisis manager at indebted food concern Agrokor [AGROK.UL], with his main task being to settle claims amounting to close to $10 billion with creditors by the middle of July.

Feb 23 2018

German energy group RWE seeks bigger market share in Croatia

ZAGREB German energy group RWE aims to lift its market share in Croatia to 10 percent, the head of the company's Croatia business said on Friday, adding that the country's energy authorities need to do more to encourage sector investment.

Feb 19 2018

Croatia's Krk LNG project faces opposition as investment decision looms

ZAGREB, Feb 19 Croatia's plans for a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on the Adriatic island of Krk require a final investment decision by June if it is to hit a 2020 start target, the managing director of project manager LNG Hrvatska said on Monday.

Feb 15 2018

Agrokor seeks extension of debt settlement deadline -crisis manager

ZAGREB, Feb 15 Croatia's indebted food group Agrokor will ask a court for more time to reach a final settlement with creditors as it tries to restructure a 5.5 billion euro ($6.87 billion) debt pile and avoid bankruptcy, the company's crisis manager Ante Ramljak said on Thursday.

Feb 13 2018

Croatia pension funds seek higher contributions, deeper market

ZAGREB, Feb 13 Croatia's government should press on with plans to gradually double the amount of money citizens pay into pension funds to help turn around the loss-making pension system, the head of the main industry body said on Tuesday.

Feb 12 2018

Croatia, Serbia try to improve ties after decades of tension

ZAGREB Croatia and Serbia vowed on Monday to intensify work on minority rights, border issues and searches for missing persons from their 1990s war, in an effort to improve ties that remain sour decades after the collapse of Yugoslavia.

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