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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

Jan 17 2018

INTERVIEW-Polish rate-setter softens tone after inflation eases

WARSAW, Jan 17 Polish rate-setter Eugeniusz Gatnar said a slowdown in inflation in December meant he no longer saw a need to raise interest rates in the first quarter and would wait until March to better assess the outlook for inflation.

Nov 27 2017

Polish regulator welcomes further consolidation of banks

WARSAW Poland's banking regulator has no intention of opposing further consolidation of the country's commercial banks, the head of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) said on Monday, calling it a "natural process".

Sep 21 2017

Polish could consider raising rates in first quarter of 2018: central banker

WARSAW Poland could consider a small hike in interest rates early next year to offset rising inflationary and wage pressures, central banker Eugeniusz Gatnar said, underlining the hawkish view of a minority among the bank's 10 monetary policymakers.

Jul 24 2017

Polish president halts justice reforms after days of protests

WARSAW Polish President Andrzej Duda unexpectedly announced on Monday he would veto two of three judicial reform bills passed by parliament that have triggered nationwide protests and raised EU and U.S. concerns about a politicization of the courts. | Video

Jul 21 2017

Polish senate set to back judicial overhaul, defying protesters and EU

WARSAW, July 21 Poland's senate was expected to back new powers letting politicians appoint supreme court judges, defying protesters massed in the streets overnight against what they see as a move towards authoritarian rule.

Jul 20 2017

Thousands protest after Polish lawmakers approve judiciary overhaul, defying EU

WARSAW Tens of thousands of Poles protested on Thursday against a new law that allows parliament to appoint Supreme Court judges, defying a European Union warning that the move undermines democracy and the rule of law. | Video

Jun 28 2017

Popular Polish TV satire targets powerful conservative leader Kaczynski

WARSAW A satirical TV show avidly watched by millions of Poles depicts a Poland ruled by one man who never leaves his office but orders around the prime minister and sycophantic aides, while the Polish president is kept waiting endlessly in the foyer for a meeting. | Video

May 26 2017

Polish fund targets $2.15 billion for infrastructure, energy

WARSAW Polish state-run fund PFR hopes to invest 8 billion zloty ($2.15 billion) within the next 12 months, mainly in infrastructure and energy, its Chief Executive Officer Pawel Borys told the Reuters Central & Eastern Europe Investment Summit.

May 25 2017

Poland's low deficit set to rise with investments, retirements: FinMin

WARSAW Poland's finance minister said on Thursday that the 2017 budget deficit will be lower than the planned 59.4 billion zloty, but its size depends on how many people take advantage of a lower retirement age in the autumn.

Mar 13 2017

Poland may need to consider rate hike this year: central banker

WARSAW Poland may need to consider raising interest rates in the second half of this year to stop accelerating inflation from discouraging domestic savings, Eugeniusz Gatnar told Reuters, shifting to a more hawkish rhetoric.


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