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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 27 2018

New Czech government has shaky support, strong anti-migration stance

PRAGUE Czech President Milos Zeman appointed a new two-party cabinet led by Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Wednesday, installing a minority government that will need the support of the once-outcast Communist party to be able to rule.

Jun 27 2018

New Czech government has shaky support, strong anti-migration stance

PRAGUE Czech President Milos Zeman appointed a new two-party cabinet led by Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Wednesday, installing a minority government that will need the support of the once-outcast Communist party to be able to rule.

Jun 15 2018

Czech centre-left party approves joining coalition, new government close

PRAGUE Members of the Czech centre-left Social Democrat party have voted to join a coalition with the dominant centrist ANO group, a major step towards ending more than eight months of stalemate after an inconclusive election.

Jun 06 2018

Czech premier Babis reappointed, with coalition unconfirmed

PRAGUE The Czech president re-appointed Andrej Babis as prime minister on Wednesday, endorsing a coalition-in-waiting that would give the anti-NATO Communists a say in policymaking for the first time since the country's 1989 revolution.

Jun 04 2018

Czech leader opposes Merkel's idea of EU immigration 'flexibility'

PRAGUE The Czech Republic opposed on Monday German Chancellor Angela Merkel's idea of a flexible European Union approach to migration and an independent border police, saying protecting frontiers should be up to individual member states.

May 25 2018

China's CITIC pays CEFC's Czech debts to end spat, to take over J&T stake

PRAGUE Czech financial firm J&T said on Friday it had struck a deal with Chinese state conglomerate CITIC Group [CITIC.UL] to settle debts owed by troubled Chinese company CEFC, ending a dispute.

May 11 2018

Czech ruling party approves coalition deal, partner to poll members

PRAGUE The Czech centrist ANO party on Friday approved a coalition agreement for a new government with the center-left Social Democrats, subject to a poll of Social Democrat party members.

May 03 2018

Czech central bank may raise rates once more this year - governor

PRAGUE The Czech National Bank signalled on Thursday that its next rate hike might not come until near the end of this year, later than most economists had predicted.

Apr 24 2018

Czech central bank's Benda says risks rather on inflationary side

PRAGUE Inflationary risks in the rapidly growing Czech economy are somewhat tilted to the upside but there is no need to raise interest rates immediately, the central bank's Vojtech Benda said on Tuesday.

Apr 20 2018

Czech centre-left returns to government talks with PM Babis's party

PRAGUE Leaders of the centre-left Czech Social Democratic Party have agreed to return to talks with Prime Minister Andrej Babis's ANO party on forming a new government, they said on Friday.

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