Joanna Kakissis appears in the following:
Sunday, March 29, 2015
The leftist Syriza party swept into office on a promise to stand up to European austerity demands. But the new government has had to soften its tone. Some Greeks worry the party is giving in.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Germany, which has backed most of the bailout loans to Greece, wants Greeks to stick to austerity measures. The new Greek government says austerity has destroyed the economy.
Friday, March 06, 2015
For decades, Muslims in northeastern Greece were cut off from the rest of the country. Mainstream politicians backed by the Greek Orthodox church ignored them.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
In order to win an extension on its debt repayment program, the new Greek government has promised to pursue wealthy tax evaders — but so did every previous administration since the debt crisis began.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Kastoria survived Greece's economic crisis primarily because of high Russian demand for the fur coats it produces. Then the Russian economy tanked. Now Kastoria is in trouble.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Eurozone finance ministers agreed to give Greece a four-month extension of credit today as long as the Greek government sticks to reforms and keeps its finances in check.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The new leftist Greek government says it wants to revolutionize a country that long has resisted change. So far, that hasn't included finally placing women at the highest levels of government.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Once again, Greece and Europe are at an impasse. The new Greek government wants to replace the existing bailout program, but its Eurozone partners have rejected that idea. The negotiations have been difficult and at times contentious. But the flashy Greek minister at the center of the storm has become a hero back home.
Sunday, February 08, 2015
Greeks are eager to see how their new minister, elected just two weeks ago, plans to revive the country's ravaged economy while also ending deeply unpopular austerity measures.
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.