Gabriela Baczynska

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

25 May 2017

EU urges Western Balkan nations to improve cooperation

BRUSSELS The European Union's top diplomat Federica Mogherini urged six Western Balkan leaders on Wednesday to overcome differences and work better together as they move towards joining the bloc.

24 May 2017

European Union chiefs to press Trump on trade, climate

BRUSSELS Top European Union officials meeting Donald Trump for the first time on Thursday will push cooperation on global trade and fighting climate change as they try to show that the bloc should matter to the United States.

18 May 2017

Poland defies EU over taking in asylum-seekers

BRUSSELS Poland refused on Thursday to yield to pressure from the European Union to take in any asylum seekers under a relocation scheme despite an EU threat of legal action.

17 May 2017

EU executive to decide on migration penalties in June

BRUSSELS The European Commission will decide next month on any legal cases against countries failing to host asylum-seekers as agreed in the bloc, taking a small step towards potential punishment for Poland and Hungary.

16 May 2017

EU steps up pressure on Poland over rule of law

BRUSSELS European Union countries urged Poland's nationalist-minded government on Tuesday to address concerns that it is undermining democratic checks and balances, in a dispute that has highlighted growing tensions between western and eastern Europe.

12 May 2017

Ferry service or humanitarian rescue boat: EU's Mediterranean dilemma

BRUSSELS A "ferry service" that encourages people smugglers or an essential humanitarian rescue service that saves thousands of African migrants making a dangerous sea crossing to Europe?

11 May 2017

Europe must turn back migrants on smugglers' boats - Belgian minister

BRUSSELS The European Union must not accept African migrants who pay people smugglers to cross the Mediterranean, but turn them back, Belgium's migration minister Theo Francken told Reuters on Thursday.

10 May 2017

Hungary, Slovakia challenge quotas on asylum-seekers at top EU court

LUXEMBOURG Hungary and Slovakia told the European Union's top court on Wednesday that sharing out asylum-seekers among member states under a quota system was unlawful, clashing with Germany, France and others in a dispute that threatens to tear the bloc apart.

28 Apr 2017

EU on course to renew Russia sanctions barring Le Pen election win

VALLETTA The European Union will seek to renew economic sanctions against Russia when they expire at the end of July, encouraged by U.S. President Donald Trump's unexpectedly frosty relations with Moscow, EU diplomats and officials said.

28 Apr 2017

Germany rejects calls to end Turkey's EU membership bid

VALLETTA Germany rejected on Friday demands to halt Turkey's bid to join the European Union, even as some EU states said Ankara's membership dream was dead after Turks voted to grant President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers.

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