Joanna Kakissis appears in the following:
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Macedonia is one of the poorest countries in Europe, but it's been on a building spree that includes elaborate buildings and hundreds of statues, including an enormous one of Alexander the Great.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Macedonia escaped largely unscathed from the ethnic violence that defined the breakup of Yugoslavia. But the country's Slavs and Albanians live largely separate and unequal lives, until now.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The small Balkan country of Macedonia is in turmoil after it was revealed that the government wiretapped 20,000 people. There have been competing pro and anti-government demonstrations in the capital.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Also this week, IUDs in Colorado, kinky hair and ideas of beauty, and the fate of Dixie.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
The number of migrants and refugees crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece has tripled since last year. The coast guard and police are overwhelmed trying to document and house migrants.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
The coast guard crew encounters migrants — and smugglers — almost every night in the Aegean Sea, and the numbers are rising rapidly. Some come from as far away as Afghanistan.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
More migrants are leaving from chaotic Libya in a bid to reach Europe. The overcrowded boats are at risk of sinking, and some do. A Syrian man tells of the treacherous journey with his young son.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Greece says Germany owes it billions of dollars for its World War II occupation by the Nazis. The German government says it has already paid, but some Germans feel more should be done.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Greeks don't trust their own state to give them good services, so for decades they have evaded taxes.
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.