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

Greece economy: Europe's biggest urban renewal project launched

With unemployment at more than 14 percent, Greeks welcome the news but wonder if they will be the ones to benefit.

Greece economy: Europe's biggest urban renewal project launched

Coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 threat: Merchant ships stalled while others stuck at sea

The crews stranded around the world struggle to understand why they are considered potential sources of infection.

COVID-19 threat: Merchant ships stalled while others stuck at sea

Europe

Greece COVID-19 fight prompts Athens to free public space of cars

The COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated Greece's plans to offer tourists a grand tour one step at a time.

Greece COVID-19 fight prompts Athens to free public space of cars

Europe

Greek island dreams: Summer tourist season opens

Greece has officially opened its doors to international visitors after three months of lockdown.

Greek island dreams: Summer tourist season opens

Greece

The barriers to unlocking Greece's gas riches are growing

Red tape, geopolitical risks and now market challenges hamper Greece's offshore natural gas potential.

The barriers to unlocking Greece's gas riches are growing

Europe

Dozens of asylum seekers contract COVID-19 in Greece

In southern Greece, 470 asylum seekers have been placed under quarantine in a hotel.

Dozens of asylum seekers contract COVID-19 in Greece

Greece

Pandemic pushes harder Greek refugee policy, but also solidarity

Coronavirus has been a catalyst for European countries offering to take in migrants who have been stuck in Greek camps.

Pandemic pushes harder Greek refugee policy, but also solidarity

Europe

After virus control, Greece hopes for economic recovery

The IMF predicts a drop of 10 percent for Greece’s GDP this year, followed by 5 percent growth next year.

After virus control, Greece hopes for economic recovery

Europe

Visitors avoid Greece over virus fears, battering economy

Greece's tourism-dependant economy hit by tourist cancellations amid coronavirus lockdowns in main markets.

Visitors avoid Greece over virus fears, battering economy

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus accelerates Greece's overdue digital revolution

Pandemic has forced Greek government, businesses and consumers to rapidly embrace online platforms.

Coronavirus accelerates Greece's overdue digital revolution

Greece

How Greece flattened the coronavirus curve

An early lockdown, forced by the nation's economic fragility, has meant Greece is only using a tenth of its ICU beds.

How Greece flattened the coronavirus curve

Europe

Turkey-Greece refugee crisis: Germany willing to take children in

Germany says it will take in unspecified number of the most vulnerable refugee children from Greece.

Turkey-Greece refugee crisis: Germany willing to take children in