Joanna Kakissis

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Greek Voters Give Bailout Referendum A Thumbs-Down

Monday, July 06, 2015

Sixty-one percent of Greek voters said "no" to the referendum that included tough austerity measures for Athens, in exchange for a continued line of credit to keep paying the government's obligations.


As Greece Stares Down Its Money Troubles, A Decisive Vote Looms

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Greeks vote Sunday on a referendum that will determine the future of the country's troubled economy and the question of whether Greece remains part of the eurozone.


Greeks Divided Ahead Of Eurozone Vote

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Greeks are preparing for Sunday's referendum, which the government insists is about whether to accept more austerity. Critics say it's about keeping the euro.


When Greeks Vote Sunday, It's Not Just About A Debt Deal

Friday, July 03, 2015

The referendum exposes a deep divide: those who feel Greece is the victim of a European conspiracy, and those who want to keep close ties with the rest of the continent.


Greece Moves Forward With Referendum On Proposed Bailout

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

The Greek government's latest attempt to reopen talks with the EU seems to have fallen on deaf ears, while Greeks seem even more confused about what they will be voting for in Sunday's referendum.


Greek Government Offers Last-Minute Plan To Avoid Default

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

On the day it is due to miss a crucial payment to the International Monetary Fund, Greece made a last minute appeal to the European Union to restart talks about how to deal with the country's debts.


Greeks Brace For The Fallout As Deadline Looms

Monday, June 29, 2015

Greeks have lurched from one crisis to another in recent years and have learned to cope with uncertainty. Still, many are worried about what could happen when Greece misses a payment Tuesday.


Will Greece Stay In The Eurozone? Citizens Set To Vote On Bailout Deal

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Greeks react to their Prime Minister's announcement of a snap referendum to be held on July 5 on the bailout deal offered by European leaders.


Greeks Will Vote On Whether to Pay EU's Price For Financial Bailout

Friday, June 26, 2015

Lenders from the European Union and International Monetary Fund want austerity measures to continue for another five months in Greece in exchange for $16 billion in aid.


Migrants Find European Land Trek As Treacherous As Mediterranean Voyage

Thursday, June 25, 2015

As European Union leaders meet on the migrant crisis, we hear how the tiny Balkan state of Macedonia has become a popular route into more prosperous European countries.


Anti-Austerity Greek Government Yields Ground At EU Summit

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Greek government has been given some time to work out a deal with its creditors. Eurozone and International Monetary Fund officials are scrutinizing the latest proposal.


On A Greek Island, Vacationers Lend A Hand To Migrants

Monday, June 22, 2015

European tourists on the island of Lesvos are doing more than just lounging on the shimmering Aegean this summer. Some join islanders in assisting the many migrants who are camping in the open.


European Union Leaders Hold Last-Minute Talks To Keep Greece From Default

Friday, June 19, 2015

It's crunch time again in the eurozone debt negotiations. Greece probably won't be able to pay back a bailout loan by the end of the month, as the country refuses to reform its pension system.


As Fish Stocks Dwindle, So Do The Livelihoods Of Greek Fishermen

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Greek fisherman casting a net from his small wooden boat is a postcard image of the Mediterranean. But fish stocks are so low now that many fishermen say they can't make a living anymore.


As G-7 Begins, Greek Bailout Tops Agenda — And Isolation Fears Grip Greece

Sunday, June 07, 2015

The leftist party that swept Greek elections earlier this year promised to save Greece from the clutches of austerity. But Greece and the European Union remained deadlocked over a new credit deal.


To Build Up Its Historical Image, Macedonia Is Going Baroque

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.


Macedonians, Ethnic Albanians Unite Over Effort to Oust Prime Minister

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.


Macedonia's Wiretapping Scandal Worsens Political Tensions

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.


#NPRReads: Losing A Loved One To Cancer

Friday, May 15, 2015

Also this week, IUDs in Colorado, kinky hair and ideas of beauty, and the fate of Dixie.


Greece's Aegean Islands Struggle To Handle Influx Of Migrants

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.