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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 08 2018

'Communist' Frida Kahlo swept up in debate on cultural change in Hungary

BUDAPEST Sixty-four years after her death, the personal life and politics of Frida Kahlo have come under scrutiny in Hungary. | Video

Jun 21 2018

Anti-immigrant eastern EU states defiant as they boycott summit

BUDAPEST The anti-immigrant leaders of four central European states said on Thursday they would boycott an EU mini-summit on migration, taking a veiled swipe at Germany's Angela Merkel by accusing countries of pushing the issue for domestic political reasons.

Jun 14 2018

Four jailed for 25 years in Austria migrant death truck case

KECSKEMET, Hungary Four people smugglers were jailed for 25 years on Thursday for the deaths of 71 men, women and children whose decomposing bodies were found crammed inside a truck dumped on an Austrian motorway three years ago.

Jun 02 2018

Euroscepticism crops up in Hungarian village transformed by EU funds

POROSZLO, Hungary More than a million tourists have flocked to the village of Poroszlo in eastern Hungary since 2012, when Europe's largest freshwater aquarium opened with 6.5 million euros of financing from the European Union. | Video

May 29 2018

Hungary aims to criminalize aiding illegal migration in 'Stop Soros' bill

BUDAPEST Individuals or groups who help migrants not entitled to protection to submit requests for asylum or who help illegal migrants gain status to stay in Hungary will be liable to jail under legislation submitted to parliament on Tuesday.

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.

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