John Psaropoulos

John Psaropoulos

John Psaropoulos is an independent journalist based in Athens. He has covered Greece and southeast Europe since the fall of communism. He has been Al Jazeera’s Greece correspondent since 2012. John holds a BA and MA in Ancient Greek from King's College London. He cut his teeth in journalism working as a producer for CNN International in Atlanta. From 1999 to 2009 he was editor-in-chief of the Athens News, Greece's historic, English-language newspaper. He has written for publications including The Weekly Standard, The American Scholar, The Daily Beast, the Times Literary Supplement and The Washington Post. His personal blog is thenewathenian.com.

Greece

Greece arrests migrant rescuers on charges of people trafficking

Members of the group charged, the ERCI, deny wrongdoing, saying that they followed every rule and regulation and kept the Greek coastguard informed of their activities.

Greece arrests migrant rescuers on charges of people trafficking

Europe

Greece PM unveils plan to climb out of economic crisis

Two weeks following the end of the bailout, Alexis Tsipras has unveiled measures he says will stimulate the economy and create jobs after many years of austerity.

Greece PM unveils plan to climb out of economic crisis

Europe

Is Greece seeing more initiatives to help educate refugee minors?

At least four million refugee children are out of school, but NGOs there are trying to help them get the education needed for a better life.

Is Greece seeing more initiatives to help educate refugee minors?

Europe

Greek islands struggle with overcrowded refugee camps

About 18,000 asylum-seekers living in camps that are four times over their maximum capacity.

Greek islands struggle with overcrowded refugee camps

Europe

Greece: How are youth coping as years of austerity comes to end?

After eight crisis-filled years, and country's third and final financial bailout totalling $330bn, for many Greeks - especially the young - damage has already been done.

Greece: How are youth coping as years of austerity comes to end?

Europe

Greece graduates from EU bailout, but needs work

Austerity measures have brought some important results and the budget has been balanced, but dark clouds may loom.

 Greece graduates from EU bailout, but needs work

Europe

Greece emerges from eurozone bailout

For over eight years, Athens has balanced budget and raised tax revenues to pay off its huge debt, but the economy is still far from stable.

Greece emerges from eurozone bailout

Europe

Greece fires: Inquiry launched regarding response

Prosecutors have launched an inquiry into why 96 people were killed.

Greece fires: Inquiry launched regarding response

Europe

Russia, Greece spat and diplomatic tit-for-tat

Greece is reportedly unhappy with Russia’s efforts to sink the name deal struck with Greece’s neighbour, which will allow it to be named North Macedonia.

Russia, Greece spat and diplomatic tit-for-tat

Human Rights

Lifeline ship resisted pressure to return refugees to Libya

The rescue boat was stranded at sea for days after Italy and France accused it of violating international rules.

Lifeline ship resisted pressure to return refugees to Libya

Europe

Migrant rescue ship Lifeline under investigation

Police are questioning whether it was assisting people smugglers.

Migrant rescue ship Lifeline under investigation

Europe

Lifeline reaches Malta, but Europe heads into migration storm

The stranded rescue ship with over 200 people docks in Malta as EU leaders set to meet to discuss the refugee crisis.

Lifeline reaches Malta, but Europe heads into migration storm