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.

Europe

Albanian parliament censures president for cancelling local polls

PM Edi Rama vows to go ahead with local government elections on June 30, calling President Ilir Meta's action 'insane'.

Albanian parliament censures president for cancelling local polls

Europe

No compromise in sight for Albania's deadlocked politicians

Albania's president warns of 'uncontrollable consequences' if local elections go ahead on June 30.

No compromise in sight for Albania's deadlocked politicians

Business & Economy

In Greece, a rebel organic farm goes against the grain

The Antonopoulos brothers are leading a farming revolution in Greece, which has Europe's highest plant biodiversity.

In Greece, a rebel organic farm goes against the grain

Greece

Kyriakos Velopoulos: From TV salesman to European Parliament

A surprise hit in European elections, Kyriakos Velopoulos has his sights set on Greece's upcoming elections.

Kyriakos Velopoulos: From TV salesman to European Parliament

Greece

Greek conservative party well placed ahead of snap election

Devastating loss for ruling left-wing Syriza party in European election opens door to New Democracy party.

Greek conservative party well placed ahead of snap election

Europe

Iran-US tension highlights EU's subordinate role

The 28-member European Union remains secondary to the United States in geopolitical influence, analysts note.

Iran-US tension highlights EU's subordinate role

Greece

Greece's Syriza unnerves creditors as it reaches for voters

Syriza passes measure allowing tax debtors to schedule arrears in 120 installments in an effort to increase popularity.

Greece's Syriza unnerves creditors as it reaches for voters

Refugees

Some refugees are now integrated. Can Greece's economy keep up?

In Ioannina, a volunteer aid group picks up the challenge of refugee integration against a backdrop of a weak economy.

Some refugees are now integrated. Can Greece's economy keep up?

Europe

Albania project to boost tourism 'violating land rights'

The Albanian government claimed the land last November in a decision not ratified by Parliament or signed by the president.

Albania project to boost tourism 'violating land rights'

European Union

Political divisions widen in Albania as EU decision nears

Poverty, crime, corruption and political instability are testing the EU-aspiring country

Political divisions widen in Albania as EU decision nears

Europe

Justice eludes victims of Albania's brutal communist regime

Some believe government has failed to make up for many sent to forced labour camps or executed during communist era.

Justice eludes victims of Albania's brutal communist regime

Europe

Albania: Protesters call for PM Edi Rama's resignation

When 20,000 protesters tried to enter Albania's parliament, police responded with water cannons and tear gas.

Albania: Protesters call for PM Edi Rama's resignation