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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

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EU backs bigger war chest for failing banks but split on budget, debt

LUXEMBOURG European Union finance ministers agreed on Friday to double a war chest for dealing with failing banks and boost powers of the euro zone bailout fund, but were split over whether to have a mechanism to restructure government debt or a euro zone budget.

Jun 21 2018

Euro zone discusses Greek debt relief as bailout exit nears

LUXEMBOURG Euro zone finance ministers will decide on Thursday how much cash and debt relief to give Greece in return for compliance with economic reforms, to ensure Athens can finance itself after it exits its bailout in August.

Jun 21 2018

IMF to revise down euro zone growth, sees Brexit, Italy risks

LUXEMBOURG The International Monetary Fund is likely to revise down its growth forecasts for the euro zone as the area faces higher risks from trade, Britain's talks to leave the bloc and market jitters over fiscal easing in Italy and other states.

Jun 20 2018

Euro zone to decide on Greek debt relief as bailout exit nears

LUXEMBOURG Euro zone finance ministers will decide on Thursday how much cash and debt relief to give Greece in return for compliance with economic reforms, to ensure Athens can finance itself after it exits its bailout in August.

Jun 20 2018

Euro zone to decide on Greek debt relief as bailout exit nears

LUXEMBOURG, June 21 Euro zone finance ministers will decide on Thursday how much cash and debt relief to give Greece in return for compliance with economic reforms, to ensure Athens can finance itself after it exits its bailout in August.

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

Germany and France want euro zone unemployment insurance fund

BRUSSELS France and Germany want to set up a fund to help euro zone countries pay unemployment benefits in a severe economic downturn and will make a detailed proposal by December, a document agreed by Paris and Berlin shows.

Jun 20 2018

Germany, France push for easier debt restructuring in euro zone

BRUSSELS, June 20 France and Germany want to make it easier to restructure sovereign debt in the euro zone by introducing a stronger legal clause in newly issued bonds, a document agreed by Berlin and Paris showed.

Jun 19 2018

EU leaders worried over Irish border issue in Brexit talks - draft

BRUSSELS European Union leaders will express concern on Friday over a lack of progress in talks with London on how to avoid reimposing controls at the border between British-ruled Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic after Brexit.

Jun 18 2018

FACTBOX-Building blocks of a Greek debt relief deal

BRUSSELS, June 18 Euro zone finance ministers will discuss debt relief for Greece on Thursday to ensure the country can return to market financing after eight years of living on loans from euro zone governments and have sustained economic growth.

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