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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

Nov 15 2017

EU concerned over challenges to Romanian judicial independence

BUCHAREST Justice reform has stagnated in Romania this year, and challenges to judicial independence remain a persistent source of concern, the European Commission said on Wednesday.

Oct 13 2017

Romania's ruling party replaces ministers, focus on judicial overhaul

BUCHAREST Romania's ruling Social Democrats replaced three ministers on Friday who resigned in what analysts said was indicative of a rift between Prime Minister Mihai Tudose and powerful party leader Liviu Dragnea.

Oct 13 2017

Romania's ruling party replaces ministers, focus on judicial overhaul

BUCHAREST, Oct 13 Romania's ruling Social Democrats replaced three ministers on Friday who resigned in what analysts said was indicative of a rift between Prime Minister Mihai Tudose and powerful party leader Liviu Dragnea.

Sep 06 2017

Bucharest's international music festival takes a modern turn

BUCHAREST One of Europe's biggest classical music festivals, held in Romania's capital city Bucharest, will increasingly showcase contemporary composers and performers from central and eastern Europe in the years ahead.

Aug 24 2017

Macron confident of 'posted' workers deal after meeting Romanian president

BUCHAREST French President Emmanuel Macron got lukewarm support from Romania on Thursday for his push to tighten EU rules over the employment abroad of workers from low-pay countries, but enough for him to express confidence of a deal by year-end.

Jun 29 2017

Romanian president slams new cabinet for planned tax overhaul

BUCHAREST Romania's ruling Social Democrats announced a tax overhaul for 2018 on Thursday, ditching a flat 16 percent tax on income and profit that has attracted investment into the European Union's fastest-growing but least-developed economy.

Jun 28 2017

Few changes in new Romanian PM's cabinet after row over anti-graft laws

BUCHAREST Romania's prime minister designate said on Wednesday he would focus on implementing the government's program, as he presented a cabinet of mostly familiar faces after a rift over anti-corruption policy forced out his predecessor.

Jun 26 2017

Romania names new prime minister to defuse crisis

BUCHAREST Romania's president named outgoing economy minister Mihai Tudose as prime minister on Monday, clearing the way for a new leftist-led government to be formed by the end of this week and end a political crisis threatening to sour investor confidence.

Jun 21 2017

Romanian lawmakers oust PM Grindeanu in no-confidence vote

BUCHAREST Romania's ruling Social Democrats will nominate a new prime minister on Monday, their leader said, after ousting their six-month-old cabinet and edging closer to ending political deadlock.

Jun 15 2017

Romanian government in limbo as PM refuses to quit

BUCHAREST The fate of Romania's government hung in the balance on Thursday with Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu refusing to resign in a political crisis that threatens to undermine a sweeping tax overhaul.

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