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.

Turkey

En route to Berlin, Haftar holds talks with top Greek officials

Greek foreign minister says Haftar will agree to ceasefire that recognises 'invalidity' of accords between Turkey, GNA.

En route to Berlin, Haftar holds talks with top Greek officials

Fossil Fuels

Why Greece is key to US plans to sell more natural gas to Europe

European market hangs in the balance as LNG champions take aim at Russian-Turkish energy alliance.

Why Greece is key to US plans to sell more natural gas to Europe

Business & Economy

Greece, Israel, Cyprus, move to build East Med gas pipeline

East Med would stretch some 1,900km from gas fields in Israel and Cyprus to the east Mediterranean to Italy via Greece.

Greece, Israel, Cyprus, move to build East Med gas pipeline

Europe

Greek FM tours Arab states to bolster support amid Turkey tension

Greece fears Turkey will start drilling for lucrative hydrocarbons in waters it claims as its maritime territory.

Greek FM tours Arab states to bolster support amid Turkey tension

Europe

Turkey flexes muscle as Greece and EU stick to international law

The European Union is siding with Greece in its maritime dispute with Turkey.

Turkey flexes muscle as Greece and EU stick to international law

Fossil Fuels

Greece and Turkey closer to armed conflict, say experts

Turkey is threatening to send a drilling ship to waters claimed - and defended - by Greece.

Greece and Turkey closer to armed conflict, say experts

Europe

Greece and Turkey set for showdown over maritime borders

Turkey is laying claim to oil exploration in the eastern Mediterranean, and Greece objects.

Greece and Turkey set for showdown over maritime borders

Albania

Fear, evacuations and introspection in Albania after deadly quake

Death toll nears 50, with one man watching his wife, mother and children pulled from rubble.

Fear, evacuations and introspection in Albania after deadly quake

Greece

Greece remembers the brutality that felled its dictatorship

The anniversary of a student uprising acts as a test-run for new police freedom to enter university campuses.

Greece remembers the brutality that felled its dictatorship

Europe

Greece and China hail strategic partnership, as US and EU look on

Greece is attempting to be China's gateway to Europe, with Athens offering Beijing plenty of investment opportunities.

Greece and China hail strategic partnership, as US and EU look on

Asia Pacific

China's Xi arrives in Athens to 'deepen cooperation' with Greece

Chinese president arrives in Greece on an official visit meant to deepen cooperation on economic ties between the two countries.

China's Xi arrives in Athens to 'deepen cooperation' with Greece

Human Rights

Human rights community decries new Greek asylum law

Under-pressure Greek authorities, with thousands of migrants held in awful conditions, trying to stop more arrivals.

Human rights community decries new Greek asylum law