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’s new gov't says tax cuts will boost jobs and investment

Economists say few businesses show enough profit to pay tax anyway, and more reforms are required.

Greece’s new gov't says tax cuts will boost jobs and investment

Europe

How family and politics shaped new Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis

The centre-right leader could mark a change in Greece's political culture after a decade of austerity measures.

How family and politics shaped new Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Greece

Conservative New Democracy poised for victory in Greece election

Opinion polls show opposition leading against left-wing Syriza and winning an absolute majority in 300-seat parliament.

Conservative New Democracy poised for victory in Greece election

Albania

A disputed election leaves Albania's democracy in tatters

Ballot monitors say Albanian voters 'did not have a meaningful choice' in Sunday's local elections.

A disputed election leaves Albania's democracy in tatters

Europe

Polls close in Albania municipal election boycotted by opposition

Opposition leaders had threatened to interfere with the polls they boycotted as part of the anti-government protests.

Polls close in Albania municipal election boycotted by opposition

Albania

Albania heads into divisive local elections

Main opposition parties have refused to field candidates and have told their voters to stay home.

Albania heads into divisive local elections

Europe

Albania's challenge: Rural counties left behind

Rural areas near the Montenegro border complain of government neglect - or worse - that makes their survival difficult.

Albania's challenge: Rural counties left behind

Europe

Cyprus: Offshore exploration raising fears of a confrontation

Cypriots worry about the effects recent gas explorations will have on the tourism industry, and on relations with Turkey.

Cyprus: Offshore exploration raising fears of a confrontation

Europe

Cyprus drilling dispute calls for sanctions against Turkey

Turkey dispatched a drilling ship on Thursday to explore oil and gas off Cyprus coast, in what Nicosia says is its exclusive economic zone.

Cyprus drilling dispute calls for sanctions against Turkey

Europe

Albanian parliament censures president for cancelling local polls

PM Edi Rama vows to go ahead with local government elections on June 30, calling President Ilir Meta's action 'insane'.

Albanian parliament censures president for cancelling local polls

Europe

No compromise in sight for Albania's deadlocked politicians

Albania's president warns of 'uncontrollable consequences' if local elections go ahead on June 30.

No compromise in sight for Albania's deadlocked politicians

Business & Economy

In Greece, a rebel organic farm goes against the grain

The Antonopoulos brothers are leading a farming revolution in Greece, which has Europe's highest plant biodiversity.

In Greece, a rebel organic farm goes against the grain