Joanna Kakissis

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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.


On Patrol With The Greek Coast Guard, On The Lookout For 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.


Smuggler To Desperate Migrants: 'Now I Am Sending You To Your Death'

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.


As Greeks And Germans Negotiate Debt, Reparations Issues Resurface

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.


Greece Cracks Down On Longtime Tax Evasion Problem

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Greeks don't trust their own state to give them good services, so for decades they have evaded taxes.


Greek Voters Want Their Government To Show Some Fight

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.


Eurozone Threatened By Divide Between Greece And Germany

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.


Will Greece's New Government Help The Muslim Minority Integrate?

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.


Greek Government Pledges To Crack Down On Tax Evasion

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.


A Greek City Nervously Watches Its Fur Trade Falter

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.


Eurozone Ministers To Give Greece Four-Month Credit Extension

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.


Even As Progressives Take Lead In Greece, Women Remain Out Of Power

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.


Greek Finance Minister Becomes A Hero Back Home During Bailout Talks

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.


In A Twist, Greeks Demonstrate In Favor Of Their Government

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.


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.