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

North Macedonia, Greece boost economic ties after dispute

After the dispute over the name change ended, the two countries are seeking to improve trade that was reduced for years.

North Macedonia, Greece boost economic ties after dispute

Europe

North Macedonia sees landmark overhaul over name deal

Within the next six months, it must rename state institutions, rewrite school textbooks and relabel public monuments.

North Macedonia sees landmark overhaul over name deal

Europe

N Macedonia and Greece to decide ownership of name for branding

A committee is to decide, over the next three years, which products may continue to use the term 'Macedonian'.

N Macedonia and Greece to decide ownership of name for branding

Europe

Why turbulent Greek-Turkish ties are likely to worsen

Greece PM Tsipras's visit to Ankara receives criticism at home amid worsening of ties between the two countries.

Why turbulent Greek-Turkish ties are likely to worsen

Middle East

Territorial disputes to top agenda of Greece-Turkey talks

The two nations' tussle over oil and gas riches off the coast of Cyprus is also expected to be on the agenda.

Territorial disputes to top agenda of Greece-Turkey talks

Europe

Name row: Greece, North Macedonia have work cut out for them

The prickliest issues emanating from the name change to North Macedonia are cultural and will take time to carry out.

Name row: Greece, North Macedonia have work cut out for them

Europe

Greek rugby league struggle puts World Cup place under threat

Greece are on the verge of qualifying for their first-ever World Cup, but the Greek authorities could ruin their chances.

Greek rugby league struggle puts World Cup place under threat

Macedonia

Greek parliament set for historic Macedonia name vote

Long-running dispute over identity and security reaches decisive moment, as Greek MPs vote on 'North Macedonia' name.

Greek parliament set for historic Macedonia name vote

Greece

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras wins confidence vote

Victory clears major obstacle for Greece's approval of a deal to end Macedonia name dispute.

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras wins confidence vote

Greece

Greek government splits over Macedonia name change

PM Tsipras calls confidence vote after defence minister resigns and withdraws party from coalition government.

Greek government splits over Macedonia name change

Europe

In Greece, Merkel embraces former Eurosceptics

The warm greeting for Merkel could signal a new push for Eurocentric parties ahead of European parliament elections.

In Greece, Merkel embraces former Eurosceptics

Europe

Anger over Greece's crowdfunding plea to buy new warships

Some say the plan for the new navy fleet would be a waste of money for Greece, suffering from economic problems.

Anger over Greece's crowdfunding plea to buy new warships