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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 09 2018

Festival-goers in Budapest cool off in the Danube

BUDAPEST At Hungary's Sziget Festival, the Danube river is providing revelers with some welcome respite from the searing temperatures that have hit much of Europe.

Aug 02 2018

Hungary's OTP buys out SocGen in Bulgaria, Albania, more deals expected

BUDAPEST Hungary's OTP Bank is buying Societe Generale's Bulgarian and Albanian businesses and analysts expect it to purchase the remaining Balkan units the French bank has put up for sale.

Jun 26 2018

Soros university says it plans stay in Hungary

BUDAPEST Hungary's Central European University, founded by U.S. financier George Soros, said on Tuesday it would recruit students as normal for the 2019-2020 academic year, and demanded the Hungarian government recognize it complied with Hungarian law.

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 20 2018

Hungary approves 'STOP Soros' law, defying EU, rights groups

BUDAPEST Hungary's parliament on Wednesday approved a package of bills that criminalizes some help given to illegal immigrants, defying the European Union and human rights groups.

Jun 19 2018

European rights bodies rap Hungary's 'Stop Soros' bill, Budapest defiant

BUDAPEST Two leading European rights bodies have told Hungary that its "Stop Soros" bill criminalising help to illegal immigrants is "arbitrary" and vague, unduly threatens non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and violates European law.

May 23 2018

Booming economy, anti-migrant stance help Orban tighten grip in Hungary

BUDAPEST Doctor Rozalia Gorbe is not a fan of Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban but she understands why voters have turned in large numbers to his right-wing, anti-immigrant Fidesz party even in the multicultural district of Budapest where she works.

May 22 2018

Hardliners in Hungary's Jobbik demand return to far-right roots

BUDAPEST Hardliners in Hungary's main right-wing main opposition party demanded on Tuesday that it return to its far-right roots, once notorious for racism and hostility to the European Union, or face an internal split.

May 15 2018

Soros foundation to shut its office in 'repressive' Hungary

BUDAPEST Billionaire George Soros's pro-democracy foundation said on Tuesday it would shut its office in Budapest and move to Berlin, leaving what it called "an increasingly repressive political and legal environment" in Hungary. | Video

May 14 2018

Emboldened by election victory, Hungary government to tighten NGO bill

BUDAPEST Hungary will tighten a bill that aims to closely regulate non-governmental organizations (NGOs) following the ruling party's big election victory last month, a minister said on Monday, in a move likely to dismay the European Union and rights groups.

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