Joanna Kakissis appears in the following:
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Greece's prime minister is considering a veto on further European Union sanctions on Russia. That could lead the government, which was inaugurated 3 days ago, into a big confrontation with the EU.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Alexis Tsipras has been sworn in as Greece's new prime minister, but there are doubts about whether he can fulfill his campaign promise to increase public spending while ending austerity measures.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Greece's radical left Syriza party is the first anti-austerity party to win elections in Europe, throwing into doubt whether the troubled country stays the course on an international austerity plan.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
If elected on Sunday, Syriza would be the first anti-austerity party to come to power in the Eurozone. But it would still have to pay off Greece's debt and help the country out of a deep depression.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Greeks go to the polls this Sunday in early parliamentary elections. An anti-bailout leftist party is leading in the polls, but the election could still end in deadlock.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Three Syrian refugee siblings manage to reunite branches of their family after years of displacement and separation — in Germany. But one of them is gravely ill.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Many Greeks say they plan to vote outside the political mainstream in this month's election because they want an end to the corrupt, populist politics of the past. So they're reaching out to radical parties, including the leftist Syriza Party, which is expected to win the election, after holding just four percent of parliamentary seats in 2009
Friday, January 02, 2015
Even Syrians who made their way to Russia long before their country's civil war are finding life tougher since the war started, with employers exploiting their desperation for a safe home.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Markets in Greece were hit hard after the country called early elections. But this time, the problems in Greece are not spreading to markets in the rest of the eurozone.
Monday, December 29, 2014
The government's candidate former European Commissioner Stavros Dimas failed to win over the minimum of at least 180 of 300 parliamentary lawmakers. Elections will likely be held in February.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
An aspiring writer who has fled the civil war is now adjusting to life in Sweden. She longs for home, but for now receives the assistance she needs — housing, language courses, transportation.
Friday, December 05, 2014
One-third of the residents in the city of Sodertalje are from the Middle East, many of them recent arrivals from Syria. The influx is testing Sweden's liberal immigration policies.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Many Syrians fleeing war hope to get to northern Europe. An increasingly popular route is across the Mediterranean to Greece. Those who make it safely often face dire conditions when they arrive.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
The Greek coast guard towed a crippled freighter with about 700 migrants on board to the island of Crete. It is the largest arrival of refugees to Europe in recent memory.
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
The painter had mixed fortunes in life, but his works are receiving the royal treatment in Crete and Spain on the 400th anniversary of his death.
Monday, September 29, 2014
The largest archaeological find of its kind in Greece has set off speculation and thrilled Greeks, reminding them they are rich in history.
Monday, September 08, 2014
The country's prized archaeology sites are suffering, thanks to austerity measures and slashed budgets. But archaeologists face strict laws mandating state ownership of Greece's ancient treasures.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Sotiris Lymperopoulos left a good job in Athens to collect wild sea greens for upscale restaurants. Food startups like his may be able to generate thousands of new jobs in post-crisis Greece.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Iraqi and Syrian refugees in Athens find themselves in the only major EU capital without a formal mosque. Muslims are celebrating Ramadan at a time when xenophobia in Greece is on the rise.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
China is one of the largest investors in Greece, and has poured money into the country at a time when other investors balked. Beijing wants Greece to be its gateway to Europe's marketplaces.