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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 24 2017

What political crisis? German business morale hits record high

BERLIN German business confidence hit a record high in November putting Europe's largest economy on track for a boom, the Ifo economic institute said on Friday, allaying some concerns about political instability over forming a new government. | Video

Nov 23 2017

Merkel looks secure for now despite coalition chaos

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives are rallying around her despite the failure of talks to form a three-way ruling coalition, buying her time in office and putting the onus on her Social Democrat rivals to break Germany's political impasse.

Nov 21 2017

Merkel signals readiness for new election after coalition talks collapse

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would prefer a new election to ruling with a minority after talks on forming a three-way coalition failed overnight, but Germany's president told parties they owed it to voters to try to form a government. | Video

Nov 16 2017

Britain wants trade deal with EU 'much closer than Canada'- Davis

BERLIN Britain wants the freest possible trade in goods and services with the European Union in a Brexit deal that goes further than the bloc's trade agreement with Canada, Brexit Secretary David Davis said on Thursday.

Nov 15 2017

Against the clock, German parties haggle over immigration, euro budget

BERLIN With just one day left to conclude exploratory talks on forming a new coalition government, German parties were still far apart on Wednesday on the hot issue of immigration and the future governance of the euro zone.

Nov 08 2017

German advisers want tighter ECB policy, longer Brexit talks

BERLIN The European Central Bank should wind down its asset purchases quickly and publish a strategy for normalising its expansive monetary policy, a panel of economic advisers to the German government said on Wednesday.

Nov 07 2017

Merkel's party opposes Telekom selloff to fund broadband upgrade: sources

FRANKFURT/BERLIN Germany's ruling conservatives oppose selling the state's holding in Deutsche Telekom to raise billions of euros for a national broadband upgrade, preferring instead to divest stock in Deutsche Post, a senior source said.

Nov 03 2017

Merkel says three-way coalition can work, Greens skeptical

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed confidence on Friday that her conservatives can reach a coalition deal with the Greens and pro-business Free Democrats (FDP), but her would-be partners say the talks could still fail.

Nov 03 2017

Germany rebuffs speculation over Airbus CEO, structure

BERLIN/PARIS Germany sought to dispel speculation about the future of Airbus and its chief executive Tom Enders on Friday, after media reports of a French campaign to oust him and restore greater political influence, four years after its management won independence from government interference.

Oct 24 2017

Germany's Schaeuble elected Bundestag speaker to tackle far right

BERLIN Former finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was elected speaker of Germany's lower house of parliament on Tuesday, tasked with keeping order in a body where decades of conciliatory conventions are under threat from the arrival of the far right.

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