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

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

Greece

Greek official blows the whistle on refugee costs

Head of government agency that handles refugee services says funding misuse needs to be investigated.

Greek official blows the whistle on refugee costs

Europe

Greek police could have prevented murder of rapper by far right

A forensic report revealed Greek police’s failure to prevent the murder of Pavlos Fyssas by far-right Golden Dawn party.

Greek police could have prevented murder of rapper by far right

Europe

Greece moves refugees from Moria camp to mainland

As winter approaches, Greece has moved 18,000 refugees to the mainland.

Greece moves refugees from Moria camp to mainland

Europe

'North Macedonia' future uncertain after failed referendum

Only 36.9 percent of eligible voters turned out to Sunday's name-change referendum, making the result legally invalid.

'North Macedonia' future uncertain after failed referendum

Macedonia

Will name-change referendum say yes to North Macedonia?

Almost 1.8 million voters registered to decide whether the former Yugoslav Macedonia will change its name.

Will name-change referendum say yes to North Macedonia?

Europe

Refugees on Aegean islands live in squalid conditions

Twenty thousand asylum seekers have arrived in Greece this year and are forced to remain on Aegean islands, where local authorities are overwhelmed.

Refugees on Aegean islands live in squalid conditions

Refugees

Proposal for rapid screenings of refugees at sea draws fire

NGOs reject Italian and Austrian suggestion for screenings at sea amid Europe's increasingly hardline refugee policy.

Proposal for rapid screenings of refugees at sea draws fire

Greece

Greece arrests migrant rescuers on charges of people trafficking

Members of the group charged, the ERCI, deny wrongdoing, saying that they followed every rule and regulation and kept the Greek coastguard informed of their activities.

Greece arrests migrant rescuers on charges of people trafficking

Europe

Greece PM unveils plan to climb out of economic crisis

Two weeks following the end of the bailout, Alexis Tsipras has unveiled measures he says will stimulate the economy and create jobs after many years of austerity.

Greece PM unveils plan to climb out of economic crisis

Europe

Is Greece seeing more initiatives to help educate refugee minors?

At least four million refugee children are out of school, but NGOs there are trying to help them get the education needed for a better life.

Is Greece seeing more initiatives to help educate refugee minors?

Europe

Greek islands struggle with overcrowded refugee camps

About 18,000 asylum-seekers living in camps that are four times over their maximum capacity.

Greek islands struggle with overcrowded refugee camps