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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

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.

Feb 08 2018

Croatia's top telecoms firm calls for steps to help switch to digital

ZAGREB, Feb 8 Croatia should capitalise on its growing economy to bolster its digital infrastructure by lowering telecoms licensing fees and by taking other steps, Hrvatski Telekom (HT) said on Thursday.

Jan 26 2018

Croatia accuses Serbia of propaganda over Holocaust memorial exhibit

BELGRADE/ZAGREB Croatia accused Serbia on Friday of falsifying history for propaganda purposes with its Holocaust exhibit at the United Nations in New York on a World War Two extermination camp run by Croatia's then fascist regime.

Dec 20 2017

Croatia's Agrokor presents draft of settlement scheme

ZAGREB, Dec 20 The crisis management team at indebted Croatian food group Agrokor on Wednesday presented a first draft of a settlement with creditors which includes a debt-for-equity swap in a new holding owned by creditors and a debt write-off.

Dec 14 2017

Suppliers to Croatia's Agrokor expect debt-for-equity swap in first offer

ZAGREB, Dec 14 The crisis management team running indebted Croatian food group Agrokor will next week present a first draft of a settlement with creditors which is likely to include a debt-for-equity swap and a considerable "haircut", its suppliers said.

Nov 17 2017

Croatia eyes solar power in bid to curb energy imports

ZAGREB, Nov 17 Thanks to its exposure to the Mediterranean sun and the pristine Adriatic Sea, Croatia secures almost 20 percent of its gross domestic product from tourism - but in stark contrast, it has practically neglected electricity production from solar power.

Nov 09 2017

Croatia's Agrokor accepts debt claims for $6.35 billion, disputes Sberbank's claim

ZAGREB Insolvent Croatian food and retail conglomerate Agrokor [AGROK.UL] recognises creditor claims worth 41.2 billion kuna ($6.35 billion) but disputes other claims totalling 16.5 billion kuna, including that of Russia's Sberbank, its biggest single creditor, the administrator said on Thursday.

Oct 30 2017

Croatia wants to adopt euro within 7-8 years: prime minister

ZAGREB Croatia aims to become a euro zone member within the next seven to eight years, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Monday.

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