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.

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

Europe

Greek housing: Non-European buyers revive depressed market

Non-Europeans are being encouraged to buy - with the chance to get a visa to stay if they spend enough.

Greek housing: Non-European buyers revive depressed market

Europe

Thousands of illegal buildings razed in Greece

Two natural disasters this year have the Greek government carrying out a spate of demolitions that have traditionally been put off.

Thousands of illegal buildings razed in Greece

Europe

Greece’s public healthcare near crisis point over shortages

How a shortage of staff and medical equipment is crippling Greece's public health system.

Greece’s public healthcare near crisis point over shortages

Greece

Greece: Thousands of asylum seekers enduring winter in tents

The asylum seekers living in tents on a Greek island await arrangements by the government for them.

Greece: Thousands of asylum seekers enduring winter in tents

Europe

Greece's revamped railways expected to boost economy

Railway accounts for only one percent of all passenger journeys by land and 1.5 percent of overland freight transport.

Greece's revamped railways expected to boost economy

Europe

Angry protests on anniversary of Greek teen's police shooting

Police and protesters clash in Athens as annual march to mark Alexandros Grigoropoulos' killing descends into violence.

Angry protests on anniversary of Greek teen's police shooting

Europe

Greece athletes call for more support

Athletes say they don't receive enough support from the state to be able to focus on their performance.

Greece athletes call for more support

Europe

Greece builds pipeline to transport natural gas from Caspian Sea

The five billion-dollar project is part of a European Union policy to move away from dependence on Russian gas after the Ukraine crisis in 2009 that saw Russian gas flows to Europe restricted.

Greece builds pipeline to transport natural gas from Caspian Sea