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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 03 2018

Czech leader's planned spending spree has some people worried

PRAGUE Leaders tend to rein in generous election promises once they come to power; few tour the country adding more, as Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has been doing.

Aug 01 2018

Czech PM calls for CEZ nuclear plant expansion decision this year

PRAGUE Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis wants a decision by the end of 2018 on financing majority state-owned utility CEZ's multi-billion dollar nuclear power expansion.

Aug 01 2018

Migration concerns will dominate EU elections next year, Czech leader says

PRAGUE Europe's migration problems will be the top voter concern in European Union elections next May, drawing out a silent majority of anti-immigration voters, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said.

May 18 2018

Czech firms look to sweep up profits from dirty power

PRAGUE/FRANKFURT Two Czech power companies are targeting fossil fuel-fired plants in Germany as part of a contrarian strategy to snap up older, polluting assets on the cheap from European energy giants going green.

May 15 2018

Strong wage gains propel Central Europe's economies forward

PRAGUE Central Europe's economies steamed ahead in the first quarter as rising wages in tightening labour markets propelled household spending, leading to faster-than-expected growth in Poland and Hungary and still strong expansion in the Czech Republic.

Apr 13 2018

Europe's carmakers not disputing CO2 fines but want more help

PRAGUE Europe's carmakers are not looking to challenge fines if they fail to meet the European Union's 2020 CO2 emissions goals, but want governments to do more to help them hit targets, the head of the main industry lobby group said.

Apr 09 2018

Prague bourse counters declining trade by offering low-cost listing

PRAGUE Faced with declining trade, the Prague Stock Exchange (PSE) is shaking up the classic initial share offering by giving smaller firms a new listing venue that bypasses expensive investment bank fees.

Mar 09 2018

CEZ, Inercom to study potential Bulgarian state stake in asset sale

PRAGUE/SOFIA Czech utility CEZ and Inercom agreed to study the possibility of the Bulgarian state taking a stake in assets that CEZ is selling to the small Bulgarian solar energy producer, CEZ said on Friday.

Feb 26 2018

Police suspect Slovak investigative journalist murdered for his work

PRAGUE A Slovak journalist shot dead with his girlfriend was probably targeted for his investigative work, police said on Monday, a case that has shocked the small central European country and highlighted public concerns about corruption. | Video

Jan 30 2018

Czech President Zeman re-elected with anti-immigration message

(This January 27 story corrects number of asylum applications in paragraph 11 to make clear they refer to just the month of November) | Video


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