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.
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SOFIA The European Union on Friday told six Western Balkan nations seeking membership that they would have to implement difficult reforms before they can be allowed to join the wealthy bloc.
SOFIA Bulgaria's ruling party delayed a vote on Thursday to ratify a European treaty designed to combat violence against women in the face of opposition from religious and political groups who said its provisions on gender could promote moral decay.
SOFIA Bulgaria's government won endorsement from the EU executive on Thursday for its demands to be let in to Europe's more exclusive clubs despite critics at home and abroad who question Sofia's record on tackling corruption.
SOFIA Bulgaria stepped up its campaign to adopt the euro on Thursday, challenging member states to let it into the single currency's "waiting room" in the coming months -- or spell out why it cannot join.
SOFIA Bulgaria said on Wednesday it would push for more infrastructure, energy and other projects to help bring Western Balkan nations closer to the European Union when it takes up the rotating six-month presidency of the bloc in January.
SOFIA, Nov 16 Bulgaria's economy is growing in line with its central and eastern European peers and there are no signs of imbalances developing, the lead regional analyst for credit rating agency Standard & Poor's said.
SOFIA, Oct 27 Thousands of Bulgarian workers rallied in Sofia on Friday, demanding a fairer share of benefits as the economy of the European Union's poorest country motors on and slowly closes the wealth gap to its richer western peers.
VARNA, Bulgaria/WARSAW French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday Poland was isolating itself within the European Union and Polish citizens "deserve better" than a government at odds with the bloc's democratic values and economic reform plans. | Video
RILA MOUNTAINS, Bulgaria Lilya Ivanova, a 29-year-old Bulgarian psychologist, glows with joy. She has just finished a ritual dance along with some 2,500 white-clad followers of the Universal White Brotherhood society next to a glacial lake, high in Bulgaria's Rila Mountains.
SOFIA First Investment Bank (Fibank), Bulgaria's third biggest lender, is sounding out potential investors about options that could include taking a stake in the bank, striking a strategic partnership or providing capital to boost growth, its CEO said.