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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

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EU's Tusk says alarmed that Poland's policy resembles 'Kremlin's plan'

WARSAW European Council President Donald Tusk said on Sunday he was alarmed by the similarity of policies pursued by Poland's right-wing government to what he described as "Kremlin's plan".

Nov 15 2017

Memories in milk bottles: Polish exhibition 'shouts out' annihilation story of Warsaw Ghetto

WARSAW A deeply moving exhibition of archives documenting the life and annihilation of Jews by Nazi Germany in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War Two goes on public display in Poland on Thursday.

Nov 13 2017

Polish leaders denounce racism after far-right march

WARSAW Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Monday there was no place in Poland for xenophobia, anti-Semitism and "sick nationalism", denouncing hate speech at a nationalist march in Warsaw in comments later echoed by ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski.

Oct 12 2017

LG to open Europe's biggest car battery factory next year

WARSAW South Korea's LG Chem will open Europe's largest lithium-ion battery factory in Poland next year as the region's auto industry gears up to mass produce electric cars.

Oct 01 2017

Polish cut in retirement age comes into force, bucking European trend

WARSAW Poland lowers its retirement age on Sunday, a costly election promise by the ruling conservatives which goes against a European trend of gradually increasing the pension age as people live longer and stay more healthy.

Sep 29 2017

Analysts expect next Polish rate hike in fourth quarter 2018: Reuters poll

WARSAW Poland's central bank is likely to keep interest rates on hold until it increases them in the fourth quarter of 2018, a Reuters poll found on Friday.

Sep 25 2017

Polish rate-setter Zyzynski expects stable rates in 2018

WARSAW Poland's central bank is likely to keep interest rates unchanged next year as wage growth is expected slow down and inflation will remain in check, rate-setter Jerzy Zyzynski said.

Sep 25 2017

Polish president seeks more power over courts in judiciary reform

WARSAW Polish President Andrzej Duda demanded on Monday a greater say over the nomination of judges, in proposals that will be closely scrutinised by the European Union and rights groups concerned over Warsaw's compliance with rule-of-law standards.

Jul 27 2017

Poland's Kaczynski vows 'radical' court reform will happen, targets private media

WARSAW Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party is sticking to its flagship plans for "radical" reform of the judiciary, despite seeing two bills vetoed by the president this week, PiS head Jaroslaw Kaczynski said on Thursday.

Jul 24 2017

Polish government presses on with court overhaul as criticism grows

WARSAW Poland's ruling party on Saturday dismissed growing concern from key allies including the EU and United States and protests at home by approving an overhaul of the Supreme Court that critics say will undermine judicial independence. | Video

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