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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

Oct 29 2017

Macedonia's opposition rejects results of municipal vote

SKOPJE Macedonia's main opposition leader cried foul over local election results after gains for the ruling party in a second round of polls on Sunday, and demanded a snap parliamentary vote.

Oct 15 2017

Macedonia's pro-Western Social Democrats claim victory in local elections

SKOPJE Macedonia's ruling Social Democrats claimed victory in municipal elections on Sunday, signaling large-scale support for the new government that has pledged to speed up the small Balkan country's accession to NATO and the European Union.

Oct 15 2017

Local elections in Macedonia to test pro-Western policy

SKOPJE Macedonians go to polls on Sunday to elect mayors and town officials in a test for the new government that has pledged to speed up the Balkan country's accession to NATO and the European Union.

Aug 31 2017

'Recognize new reality', Macedonia asks Greece

SKOPJE Macedonia called on Greece on Thursday to recognize the "new reality" in the country and support its bid to join the European Union and NATO, a move that would require overcoming the row over the country's name.

Aug 01 2017

Macedonia, Bulgaria sign treaty to improve ties

SKOPJE/SOFIA Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov signed a friendship treaty on Tuesday in a move designed to end years of diplomatic wrangling and boost Macedonia's European integration.

May 30 2017

Macedonia's new PM vows to pursue economic reform, EU and NATO membership

SKOPJE Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev vowed on Tuesday to step up economic reforms and pledged to speed up the country's bid to join the European Union and NATO, as he presented the program of his new cabinet in parliament.

May 17 2017

Macedonian president gives mandate for coalition government

SKOPJE Macedonia's President Gjorge Ivanov on Wednesday mandated Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev to form a coalition government with ethnic Albanian parties after holding off for nearly six months, raising hopes for an end to a two-year political deadlock.

May 04 2017

Let Social Democrats, ethnic Albanians form government: Macedonian parliament speaker

SKOPJE Macedonia's parliament speaker urged the country's president on Thursday to recognize a new majority of Social Democrats and parties representing ethnic Albanians so they can form a government and end a volatile political stalemate.

Apr 28 2017

Bloodied Macedonian leftist expects to form government despite protests

SKOPJE A day after protesters stormed Macedonia's parliament and left him with blood running down his face, Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev said on Friday he was confident of forming a government despite vehement opposition from nationalists.

Apr 27 2017

Macedonian police fire stun grenades after protesters storm parliament

SKOPJE Macedonian police fired stun grenades on Thursday evening to disperse protesters outside the parliament and clear the way for the evacuation of lawmakers still in the building.

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