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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

May 10 2018

EU must give up 'nightmares' of United States of Europe: Hungarian PM

BUDAPEST The European Union should give up its "delusional" idea of a United States of Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday in pledging to defend his nation's Christian values and fight EU migrant settlement quotas.

May 10 2018

EU must give up "nightmares" of United States of Europe - Hungarian PM

BUDAPEST The European Union should give up the "delusional nightmares" of a United States of Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday in pledging to defend his nation's Christian values and fight EU migrant settlement quotas.

May 08 2018

Hungary plans fiscal stimulus, sees no Polish-style conflict

BUDAPEST Hungary's government is planning new fiscal stimulus measures to keep economic growth above 4 percent, a senior aide told Reuters late on Monday, ruling out a Polish-style conflict with European Union authorities over the rule of law.

Apr 25 2018

Civil organizations in Hungary brace for government crackdown on NGOs

BUDAPEST Non-governmental organizations in the crosshairs of Hungary's rightwing government are seeking new funding sources and legal ways to counter a new law that would allow the interior minister to ban NGOs deemed to pose a "national security risk".

Apr 25 2018

Hungary central bank relaxed about inflation, unlikely to act before ECB

BUDAPEST Hungary's central bank is relaxed about domestic inflation trends and is unlikely to start tightening up its easy monetary policy before the European Central Bank begins raising rates in 2019, Deputy Governor Marton Nagy told Reuters on Wednesday.

Apr 10 2018

Hungary's Orban to seek EU of strong nations after landslide re-election

BUDAPEST Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Tuesday his landslide re-election had given him a powerful mandate to restrict migrant rights and push for a European Union of independent nations rather than a "United States of Europe".

Apr 09 2018

Orban's party signals crackdown after victory in Hungary

BUDAPEST Hungary's ruling Fidesz party signalled on Monday it could push on with legislation to crack down on organisations promoting migrant rights as soon as parliament reconvenes after Prime Minister Viktor Orban's sweeping election victory. | Video

Apr 09 2018

Orban holt Zwei-Drittel-Mehrheit - Neue Probleme für EU

Budapest Ministerpräsident Viktor Orban hat die Parlamentswahl in Ungarn mit einer Zwei-Drittel-Mehrheit gewonnen und damit Rückendeckung für seinen harten Kurs gegenüber jeglicher Zuwanderung erhalten.

Apr 09 2018

Hungary's strongman Viktor Orban wins third term in power

BUDAPEST, Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban won a third straight term in power in Sunday elections after his anti-immigration campaign message secured a strong majority for his party in parliament, granting him two-thirds of seats based on preliminary results. | Video

Apr 09 2018

Orban gewinnt Parlamentswahl in Ungarn deutlich

Budapest Ministerpräsident Viktor Orban hat die Parlamentswahl in Ungarn deutlich gewonnen.

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