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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

Jun 05 2018

Spain's Socialist cabinet takes shape, fate of 2018 budget unclear

MADRID Spain's new Socialist government signalled key cabinet member names on Tuesday, including the foreign, economy and budget ministers, as the former ruling party considered torpedoing its own 2018 budget proposal in the upper house of parliament.

May 21 2018

Leader of Spain's Podemos to face party vote on 600,000 euro house purchase

MADRID Members of Spanish left-wing party Podemos, born from anti-austerity protests during the financial crisis, will submit its leadership to a confidence vote after the party leader bought a house for over 600,000 euros (525,336 pounds) near Madrid.

May 21 2018

Leader of Spain's Podemos to face party vote on 600,000 euro house purchase

MADRID Members of Spanish left-wing party Podemos, born from anti-austerity protests during the financial crisis, will submit its leadership to a confidence vote after the party leader bought a house for over 600,000 euros ($705,000) near Madrid.

May 20 2018

Spain to maintain control of Catalonia: El Pais

MADRID Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy plans to maintain central government control over Catalonia after the regional leader nominated imprisoned and exiled politicians to join his cabinet, El Pais said on Sunday.

Apr 27 2018

Spain's government sees economic growth slowing to 2.3 percent by 2020

MADRID Spain's annual economic growth will slow to 2.3 percent by 2020 and 2021, the government said on Friday, with exports remaining a key driver and unemployment falling below 11 percent for the first time since the 2008 economic crisis.

Mar 13 2018

ECHR, Amnesty take Spain to task over freedom of expression

MADRID Spain came under fire over freedom of expression on Tuesday, when the European Court of Human Rights rejected its conviction of two separatists for burning a photo of the former king, while Amnesty International said the country was "outlawing political satire."

Mar 08 2018

Spain's ACS, Italy's Atlantia may agree to break up Abertis: source

MADRID/MILAN/ROME Spain's ACS and Italy's Atlantia said they are in talks over their competing bids for Spanish toll road company Abertis and a source said they could decide to break up the company rather than press on with a costly takeover battle.

Feb 07 2018

Spain economy minister confident will win ECB vice president post

MADRID Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos on Wednesday said he was confident he would be offered the vice-presidency of the European Central Bank, with Ireland's central bank governor Philip Lane the only other candidate.

Jan 30 2018

Kein Ende von Katalonien-Krise in Sicht

Barcelona/Madrid In Spanien ist kein Ende der gegenseitigen Blockade von katalanischen Separatisten und Madrider Regierung in Sicht.

Jan 26 2018

Spanish government asks court to block Puigdemont's bid to lead Catalonia

MADRID Spain's government on Friday decided to ask the Constitutional Court to block former leader Carles Puigdemont's bid to lead Catalonia again, the deputy prime minister said.

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