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 China remains open for trade with foreign partners and can only benefit from an economically strong Europe, its premier said on Saturday as he pressed for expanded ties with the continent's eastern wing while waging a tariff war with Washington.
SOFIA Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will offer the leaders of central and eastern Europe on Saturday expanded business ties at a summit in Sofia while seeking to reassure the EU that Beijing is not trying to divide the continent.
SOFIA/BERLIN/BRUSSELS China meets central and eastern European leaders on Saturday for a summit where Beijing's promises of big infrastructure deals will come under greater scrutiny with some participants saying the annual gatherings yield little.
ROUSSE, Bulgaria/PRAGUE Miglena Hristova's factory near the Danube is among a growing number in southeastern Europe positioning themselves to help top brands adjust to faster fashion cycles. | Video
SOFIA Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday Britain would leave the EU customs union after Brexit but a source said London was considering a backstop plan that would apply the bloc's external tariffs beyond December 2020.
SOFIA When EU leaders pose for a "family picture" with counterparts from six western Balkan nations hoping to join the bloc, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will stay away in protest - highlighting how long and hard their road to membership is likely to be.
SOFIA The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is ready to lend more to Western Balkan nations and help them implement reforms so they can attract more investment as they seek to join the European Union, EBRD President said on Wednesday.
SOFIA Bulgaria will be next to adopt the euro, but should not rush the process, European Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici said on Friday, as Sofia said it would make a key step to join the single currency by the end of June.
SOFIA Bulgaria said it could join ERM-2, the two-year "waiting room" for euro zone membership, within a year - a timeline that European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said could be achieved.
SOFIA When Bulgarian student Zhelyaz Andreev got a job at the Sofia office of a Miami-based company to help pay his way through university the last thing he expected was to be sucked into an international incident. He was wrong.