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.

Environment

Greece launches hydrocarbon production as part of green agenda

As energy companies celebrate, environmentalists warn against exploration projects which could damage biodiversity.

Greece launches hydrocarbon production as part of green agenda

Europe

Refugees in Greece: Record number in overcrowded camps

As frustration grows, government urges European Union and Turkey to help stop new arrivals.

Refugees in Greece: Record number in overcrowded camps

Greece

US, Greece hail strategic relationship after signing defence deal

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signs revised cooperation agreement, says Greek-US ties have 'never been stronger'.

US, Greece hail strategic relationship after signing defence deal

Europe

EU calls on Turkey to speed up readmission of irregular migrants

Greece, Germany and the European Commission urge Turkey to fully implement its migration agreement with the EU.

EU calls on Turkey to speed up readmission of irregular migrants

Cyprus

Greece energy summit: Turkey, Cyprus lay claim to natural gas

Cyprus to exploit vast gas and oil reserves also claimed by Turkey for island's Turkish-Cypriot community.

Greece energy summit: Turkey, Cyprus lay claim to natural gas

Europe

Greece oil drilling could offset debt, threaten oceans

Oil exploration in Greece to start in 2020, potentially helping the nation's coffers and stopping costly oil imports.

Greece oil drilling could offset debt, threaten oceans

Europe

Refugee eviction causes fury in Greece

The eviction of 143 undocumented refugees and migrants from a disused school building is backfiring on the government.

Refugee eviction causes fury in Greece

Europe

Thousands of Greeks strike over planned labour reforms

Greek workers stage mass walkout to protest against new government's planned reforms to labour laws.

Thousands of Greeks strike over planned labour reforms

Business & Economy

Striking Greek unions accuse government of leaving them powerless

Athens city buses and electric trolleys remained parked, as did light rail and passenger shipping.

Striking Greek unions accuse government of leaving them powerless

Tourism

Greece's tourism sector reeling from Thomas Cook collapse

Travellers will soon be sent home, but hotels and tourism service providers are left out of pocket.

Greece's tourism sector reeling from Thomas Cook collapse

Europe

Is Greece going to back down on asylum 'reform'?

New government's plan to 'simplify' asylum procedure has been met with concern by human rights and legal aid groups.

Is Greece going to back down on asylum 'reform'?

Europe

Is PM Mitsotakis the austerity-hit Greek economy's best hope?

Kyriakos Mitsotakis set to legislate four-point tax cut for businesses, followed by similar cut in 2020 to boost growth.

Is PM Mitsotakis the austerity-hit Greek economy's best hope?