Joanna Kakissis

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New Greek Government Stance Could Lead To EU Rift

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.


Greece's Left-Wing Prime Minister Takes Charge

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.


Greek Voters Usher Leftist Party Into Office

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.


Foe Of 'Fiscal Waterboarding' Leads Going Into Greek Election

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.


Greeks Doubtful Election Will Speed Economic Recovery

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.


Split By War, Syrian Siblings Reunite As Refugees

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.


Greeks Shun Mainstream Politics Without Great Alternatives

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


Life Getting Tougher For Syrian Migrants, Refugees In Russia

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.


Political Crisis Hammers Greece's Financial Markets

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.


Greece To Hold Elections After Parliament Fails To Elect A President

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.


Blind Syrian Refugee Writer Seeks To Make New Home In Sweden

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.


Sweden's Tolerance Is Tested By Tide Of Syrian Immigrants

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.


Syrian Refugees Find Little Comfort In Greece

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.


Disabled Ship With Hundreds Of Migrants Aboard Towed To Crete

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.


400 Years After Death, El Greco Receives Celebration He Sought

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.


Who's Buried In The 'Magnificent' Tomb From Ancient Greece?

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.


Archaeologists Chase Private Funds To Preserve Greek Antiquities

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.


Specialty Food And Agriculture Startups Are Ripening In Greece

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.


Muslim Refugees In Greece Make Do Without A Mosque

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.


China Forges Stronger Economic Ties With Greece

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.