John Psaropoulos

John Psaropoulos

John Psaropoulos is an independent journalist based in Athens and reports regularly for Al Jazeera. His blog is www.thenewathenian.com.

Europe

Tensions mount between Eldorado Gold and Greek government

A battle of jobs versus the environment is raging in northern Greece, as one of the country's largest foreign investors threatens to pull out.

Tensions mount between Eldorado Gold and Greek government

Europe

Refugees in Europe condemn 'slow' family reunion process

At least 15,000 refugees in Greece want to reconnect with family members, many of whom are in Germany, but bringing them together is a slow process.

Refugees in Europe condemn 'slow' family reunion process

Refugees

Greek refugee camps suffer from surge in migration

The number of refugees heading to Greece has jumped in the past two months, putting a huge strain on the facilities.

Greek refugee camps suffer from surge in migration

Refugees

Greek refugee camps suffer from surge in migration

The number of refugees heading to Greece has jumped in the past two months, putting a huge strain on the facilities.

Greek refugee camps suffer from surge in migration

Europe

Greeks divided over law allowing change of gender identity

The coalition government in Greece has voted to allow people to change their gender identity without medical treatment.

Greeks divided over law allowing change of gender identity

Europe

Syrian expat in Greece sets up a farm for refugees

A Syrian expatriate in Greece has launched an initiative to help refugees from his war-torn country.

Syrian expat in Greece sets up a farm for refugees

Europe

EU's refugee relocation plan about to end

Two years ago, the European Union asked member states to accept refugees seeking asylum in Italy and Greece in order to alleviate the pressure on those countries. That relocation scheme will now end on Friday. It was a test of European solidarity.

EU's refugee relocation plan about to end

Europe

EU urged to resettle refugees directly from Middle East

Greek asylum chief says bloc should take in refugees straight from the Middle East to prevent undocumented migration.

EU urged to resettle refugees directly from Middle East

Greece

Gold miner's woes cloud Greece's investment skies

Canada's Eldorado mining firm threatens to pull out amid permit impasse, threatening 2,400 jobs and a $3bn investment.

Gold miner's woes cloud Greece's investment skies

Europe

Albania's Socialists take full control of parliament

Ruling party wins general elections with outright majority, allowing it to form government without coalition partners.

Albania's Socialists take full control of parliament

Europe

Greece urged to not send refugees back to Turkey

Refugee advocates are hoping Greece's supreme court will stop people who have lost their asylum claims from being returned to Turkey, which is not deemed safe for many migrants and refugees.

Greece urged to not send refugees back to Turkey

Europe

Eurogroup approves $9.5bn bailout for Greece

Eurozone ministers prepared to ease burden of country’s debt repayments at the end of current bailout programme.

Eurogroup approves $9.5bn bailout for Greece