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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

9:02am EST

Romania's anti-graft chief wins high-level backing after dismissal call

BUCHAREST Romania's chief anti-corruption prosecutor, under fire from the justice minister who called for her dismissal for exceeding her authority, won support on Friday from President Klaus Iohannis who praised her work in fighting graft.

7:26am EST

Romania's president expresses support for anti-graft chief

BUCHAREST Romania's President Klaus Iohannis on Friday expressed support for the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor, saying he had seen no evidence to justify a request by the justice minister to sack her.

7:22am EST

Romania's president expresses support for anti-graft chief

BUCHAREST, Feb 23 Romania's President Klaus Iohannis on Friday expressed support for the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor, saying he had seen no evidence to justify a request by the justice minister to sack her.

Jan 29 2018

Romanian MP targeted by prosecutors named to head EU funds ministry

BUCHAREST Romanian Prime Minister-designate Viorica Dancila announced on Friday the creation of a new ministry to handle European Union funds and nominated as its head a lawmaker whom anti-corruption prosecutors have tried to investigate.

Jan 29 2018

Voting to survive: Romanians elect mayors despite graft record

DRAGOMIRESTI, Romania Romanian mayor Dragos Vladulescu has a criminal conviction in a country with one of the EU's worst corruption records, and yet local voters keep re-electing him and many think he's doing a great job.

Jan 17 2018

Romanian president picks Dancila as new PM, graft in spotlight

BUCHAREST Romania's President Klaus Iohannis appointed European Parliament lawmaker Viorica Dancila as prime minister-designate on Wednesday, the country's third head of the government in a year and its first female premier.

Jan 16 2018

Romania's PSD proposes Dragnea ally as premier, president to decide

BUCHAREST Romania's Social Democrat Party (PSD) proposed a close ally of party leader Liviu Dragnea as prime minister on Tuesday to succeed Mihai Tudose, who quit after falling out with Dragnea.

Jan 15 2018

Romania's PM resigns after losing party's backing

BUCHAREST Romania's Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned on Monday after his Social Democrat Party (PSD) withdrew backing for him in an overwhelming vote, becoming the second premier to be ousted in seven months.

Jan 15 2018

Romania's PM resigns after losing party's backing

BUCHAREST Romania's Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned on Monday after his Social Democrat Party (PSD) withdrew backing for him in an overwhelming vote, becoming the second premier to be ousted in seven months.

Dec 19 2017

Romania's upper house approves judiciary bill critics say is too political

BUCHAREST Romanian lawmakers voted on Tuesday to enact judicial changes that critics say will undermine graft investigations by weakening the president's oversight.

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