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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 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.

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

Thousands of protesters rally against PM Orban outside parliament

BUDAPEST Thousands of Hungarians protested outside parliament on Tuesday against what they described as Viktor Orban's authoritarian rule, after parliament convened for its first session following an election that gave the premier a third straight term.

May 01 2018

Soros university promises no exodus from Hungary despite Orban law

BUDAPEST The head of the Central European University promised on Tuesday to keep operating in Budapest as best it can, despite problems posed by a new law and an old dispute between its founder U.S. financier George Soros and Hungary's right-wing leader.

Apr 20 2018

Soros foundation attacks 'stifling' Orban law as Hungary exit looms

BUDAPEST The foundation of Budapest-born financier George Soros accused Hungary's right-wing leadership on Friday of trying to stifle non-government groups, but said it would decide whether to leave the country only after parliament passes a "Stop Soros" law. | Video

Apr 11 2018

Major Hungarian opposition newspaper to close after Orban victory

BUDAPEST One of Hungary's two national opposition dailies will shut down on Wednesday due to financial problems, its publisher said, in a sign of rapidly deteriorating prospects for media freedom after the landslide re-election of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

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