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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

17 May 2018

Bulgarian truckers protest against proposed EU rules during summit

SOFIA Hundreds of truck drivers blocked roads across Bulgaria on Thursday as European Union leaders met in Sofia, protesting against proposed EU rules they say would cost their jobs and put their firms out of business.

26 Apr 2018

Weightlifting: Bulgarian federation seeks ex-champions' help to pay IWF fine

SOFIA The Bulgarian weightlifting federation (BWF) has decided to seek help from the country's former medal winners in an attempt to raise money to pay a fine imposed by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for doping abuse.

25 Apr 2018

Rights group criticizes Bulgaria for regression in women's rights

SOFIA Bulgarian authorities have demonstrated total disregard for systematic attacks on women by rejecting a European treaty designed to combat violence against women, the human rights group Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) said on Wednesday.

20 Apr 2018

Bulgaria calls for tough response to soccer violence

SOFIA The Bulgarian government has called for tough measures to crack down on violent soccer fans after a policewoman was injured in an explosion at the Sofia derby on Wednesday.

19 Apr 2018

Soccer: Policewoman seriously injured during Sofia derby

SOFIA More than 20 Levski Sofia fans were detained after a policewoman was seriously injured following an explosion at the Vasil Levski stadium during the 26-times Bulgarian champions' league match against bitter city rivals CSKA on Wednesday.

11 Apr 2018

Thousands protest disability welfare reform in Bulgaria

SOFIA Thousands of people in Bulgaria protested on Wednesday against a planned disability welfare reform which the government says will combat widespread abuses of the system.

22 Mar 2018

Rugby - Romanian federation president condemns 'hooliganism' of Spain players

SOFIA The Romanian Rugby Federation president has condemned as "hooliganism" the behaviour of the Spain players who pursued the Romanian referee at the end of their shock defeat by Belgium on Sunday.

09 Mar 2018

EIB to commit 700 mln euros to Western Balkans projects in 2018

SOFIA, March 9 Europe's largest development bank plans to extend about 700 million euros ($861.98 million) of financing this year for projects to improve infrastructure and boost transport links between Western Balkans countries.

05 Mar 2018

Bulgarian protesters say doctor charged with murder acted in self-defense

SOFIA Thousands of people marched on Monday in Bulgaria's second city to call for the release of a doctor charged with murdering an alleged burglar and said the accused only acted in self defense to protect his home.

28 Feb 2018

Bulgarian PM urges central bank, intelligence service to look into energy deal

SOFIA Bulgaria's prime minister urged the central bank and intelligence service on Tuesday to look into the purchase of key energy assets by a little known local company, denying any involvement in or backing for the deal.

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