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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.

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29 Nov 2017

Bulgaria, next EU chair, aims to bring Western Balkans closer to bloc

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.

16 Nov 2017

Bulgarian growth is not creating imbalances -S&P analyst

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.

27 Oct 2017

Bulgarian workers rally for higher wages as economy motors on

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.

25 Aug 2017

In stinging attack, France's Macron says Poland isolating itself in Europe

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

21 Aug 2017

Pilgrims dance in cosmic energy ritual in Bulgaria

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.

07 Jul 2017

Bulgaria's Fibank sounding out potential investors, CEO says

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.

15 Jun 2017

Bulgaria accused of illegal aid to fossil fuel power providers

LONDON/SOFIA Bulgaria has given 1.3 billion euros ($1.5 billion) in illegal aid to coal-fired and other power plants, according to a complaint filed with the European Commission by London-based lawyers ClientEarth on Thursday.

31 May 2017

Bulgaria central bank working to reduce banking bad loans: governor

SOFIA Bulgaria's central bank is considering measures to reduce the level of non-performing loans (NPL) that have been falling but still weigh down the Balkan nation's well-capitalized banking industry, Governor Dimitar Radev said on Wednesday.

22 May 2017

Bulgarian bourse to trade foreign shares, state bonds

SOFIA Bulgaria's small stock exchange plans to start trading shares of foreign companies later this year and will set up a secondary market to trade Bulgarian government bonds, aiming to boost liquidity and attract investment, its chief executive said.

04 May 2017

Back in power, Bulgaria's Borisov promises income boost

SOFIA Bulgaria's new prime minister Boiko Borisov promised to spur economic growth and increase incomes in the European Union's poorest member state as his coalition government was endorsed by parliament on Thursday.

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