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

Refugees on Greek islands angry at freedom for new arrivals

Rights group call Greek government to lift refugees' movement restrictions independently from the date of arrival.

Refugees on Greek islands angry at freedom for new arrivals

Europe

Greece: Yanis Varoufakis launches political party

Ex-Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis unveils MeRA25 in a bid to mount a pan-European movement by 2025.

Greece: Yanis Varoufakis launches political party

Greece

Europe must process refugees 'more creatively'

Maria Stavropoulou, who recently stepped down from the Greek Asylum Service, on European bureaucracy.

Europe must process refugees 'more creatively'

Greece

'Macedonia is Greece': A look back at the decades-old row

Skopje has refused to relinquish the name Macedonia and Greece rejects the use of even a composite name that includes it.

'Macedonia is Greece': A look back at the decades-old row

Europe

Greek scientists reconstruct the face of ancient women

Scientists in Greece have used cutting-edge technology to reconstruct the face of Dawn, a cave-dweller from 9,000 years ago.

Greek scientists reconstruct the face of ancient women

Greece

Greek parliament approves more austerity measures in bailout bid

The austerity measures, which met protests, will cut family benefits, make it easier for banks and the state to seize property and make it more difficult for workers to strike.

Greek parliament approves more austerity measures in bailout bid

Refugees

Europe stumbles forward in search for migration policy

Competing visions of the future of EU immigration policy are straining relations between countries.

Europe stumbles forward in search for migration policy

Europe

Greece to help refugees prepare for winter

The Greek government is making a concerted effort to take refugees out of overcrowded camps on the Aegean islands before the deep winter sets in.

Greece to help refugees prepare for winter

Greece

Greece workers strike against 2018 budget

Greece has ground to a halt as workers staged a one day strike.

Greece workers strike against 2018 budget

Environment

New bill aims to bring Greece's solar revolution to cities

Greece is preparing a law that will make it easier for apartment blocks to install solar panels on their rooftops.

New bill aims to bring Greece's solar revolution to cities

Greece

Grandstanding 'derails' Greek-Turkish rapprochement

Landmark visit to be remembered for public spat between Erdogan and his Greek counterpart over 1923 Lausanne Treaty.

Grandstanding 'derails' Greek-Turkish rapprochement

Europe

Sharp increase in refugee arrivals on Greece’s Lesbos

According to the government's latest figures, average daily arrivals rose from 56 people a day in the spring, to roughly four times that figure in September and October.

Sharp increase in refugee arrivals on Greece’s Lesbos