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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 04 2017

Slovakia's far-right party, ruling leftists lose regional elections

BRATISLAVA The far-right People's Party-Our Slovakia lost Saturday's regional elections, turning the Central European country against the trend of far-right gains in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic in recent months.

Oct 31 2017

Britain accelerates Brexit plans, divorce talks also to speed up

LONDON/BRATISLAVA Britain is accelerating preparations for "all eventualities" when it leaves the European Union, but both sides are hopeful an agreement on stepping up talks to unravel more than 40 years of partnership will be sealed soon.

Oct 13 2017

East Europeans demand same-quality food in fresh push on EU

BRATISLAVA The prime ministers of four central European countries urged the European Commission on Friday to fight double standards in the quality of food, an issue they see as an example of westerners treating easterners as second-class Europeans.

Aug 16 2017

Slovak minister under pressure in coalition row over EU money

BRATISLAVA Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Wednesday he wants to replace the education minister Peter Plavcan of the junior coalition partner, the Slovak National Party (SNS), over the alleged mismanagement of EU subsidies at the department.

Aug 15 2017

Slovakia's future is with core EU, not eurosceptic eastern nations: PM

BRATISLAVA Slovakia should be part of a deeply integrated 'core' European Union driven by Germany and France, its prime minister said on Tuesday, backtracking from previous eurosceptic positions and distancing himself from some other east European states.

Jul 27 2017

East Europeans get Brussels ally in food quality fight

BRUSSELS/BRATISLAVA European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday that apparently identical food products should not be sold with inferior ingredients in eastern Europe, siding with those who say the practice amounts to discrimination.

Jun 22 2017

Strike at Volkswagen's Slovak unit to continue after talks fail - union

BRATISLAVA A strike at Volkswagen's Slovak unit will continue into a fourth day after talks on wage deal failed, union chief Zoroslav Smolinsky said on Thursday.

Jun 20 2017

VW's Slovak workers strike over pay, halt production lines

BRATISLAVA Volkswagen was hit by its first ever strike in Slovakia on Tuesday as workers began a walkout to demand a higher pay increase which could hurt the central European country's manufacturing output.

Jun 20 2017

VW's Slovak workers strike over pay, denting production

BRATISLAVA, June 20 Workers at Volkswagen's Slovak plants went on strike on Tuesday over demands for a bigger wage rise, hitting a key part of the central European country's manufacturing output.

May 11 2017

Slovakia wants to 'get foot in the door' in U.S. Steel plant sale

BRATISLAVA Slovakia will seek a symbolic share or another form of involvement in the country's biggest steel works if United States Steel Corp goes ahead with the sale of the firm to the Hesteel Group of China, Slovak Economy Minister Peter Ziga said on Thursday.

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