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

Albania project to boost tourism 'violating land rights'

The Albanian government claimed the land last November in a decision not ratified by Parliament or signed by the president.

Albania project to boost tourism 'violating land rights'

European Union

Political divisions widen in Albania as EU decision nears

Poverty, crime, corruption and political instability are testing the EU-aspiring country

Political divisions widen in Albania as EU decision nears

Europe

Justice eludes victims of Albania's brutal communist regime

Some believe government has failed to make up for many sent to forced labour camps or executed during communist era.

Justice eludes victims of Albania's brutal communist regime

Europe

Albania: Protesters call for PM Edi Rama's resignation

When 20,000 protesters tried to enter Albania's parliament, police responded with water cannons and tear gas.

Albania: Protesters call for PM Edi Rama's resignation

Europe

Albania corruption: Demands grow for political clean-up

What Albania's future will be is the question on people's minds, as the political process moves into uncharted waters.

Albania corruption: Demands grow for political clean-up

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