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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.

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Feb 14 2018

Hungary submits anti-immigration 'Stop Soros' bill to parliament

BUDAPEST Hungary's nationalist government introduced legislation that would empower the interior minister to ban non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that support migration and pose a "national security risk".

Jan 26 2018

Eastern EU states tell Brussels to back off

BUDAPEST/BRUSSELS The four eastern European Union states who are often at loggerheads with the bloc's executive told Brussels on Friday not to overstep its mandate in policing national capitals.

Jan 22 2018

Euro schism reopens in central Europe as EU pushes reform

ESZTERGOM, Hungary/STUROVO, Slovakia On the euro zone's eastern flank, some Slovaks in the border town of Sturovo wish their country had never opted for the common currency and now head over the Danube to Hungary for the cheaper shopping.

Jan 11 2018

Budapest Airport expects first significant profit in 10 years

BUDAPEST Budapest Airport expects to make its first significant annual profit for 10 years in 2018 after a 14.5 percent rise in passenger traffic last year, its chief executive said on Thursday.

Jan 03 2018

Hungary, Poland demand bigger say in EU, reject its migration policy

BUDAPEST The European Union's migration policy has failed, Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday, as he and his Polish counterpart demanded a bigger say in the bloc's future.

Oct 19 2017

Surging wages lead to monetary tightening in Central Europe

BUDAPEST Mounting labor shortages and surging wages across Central Europe are nudging inflation higher, prompting some central banks in the fast-growing region to tighten policy after years of monetary easing.

Oct 12 2017

Hungary rejects euro fin min plan, no rushed entry - PM aide

BUDAPEST Hungary opposes plans for deeper integration in the euro zone and will not rush to join the currency bloc before it is ready, a senior aide to Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday.

Oct 10 2017

Hungary asks EU to review Ukraine ties over language row

BUDAPEST Hungary said on Tuesday it would ask the European Union to review its ties with Ukraine over Kiev's decision to stop secondary schools teaching in ethnic minority languages, including Hungarian.

Oct 10 2017

Hungary wants EU to review Ukraine ties over minority languages law

BUDAPEST Hungary will ask the European Union to review its ties with Ukraine over Kiev's decision to scrap teaching subjects in languages of its ethnic minorities, including in Hungarian, from its secondary school curriculum.

Oct 04 2017

Eastern Europe's nationalists feel vindicated by German vote

BUDAPEST/WARSAW Wary of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ambition for closer European Union integration, right-wing politicians in the EU's eastern wing are touting her weak election victory as a vindication of their concerns.

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