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Joanna Kakissis

Joanna Kakissis appears in the following:

Covering Greece: When It's Not Just A Story, It's Personal

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Reporter Joanna Kakissis was born in Greece but raised in the U.S. She returned to Greece in 2010 as the country's economic crisis began. She describes covering a story that often hits close to home.

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The Greek Banks Are Open Again, But The Sales Tax Just Went Up

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The good news for Greeks is that banks are open again. The bad news is a sales tax hike that's made most things more expensive. It's an attempt to raise more tax revenue and balance the budget.

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At Last, Banks Reopen In Greece After 3 Long Weeks

Monday, July 20, 2015

After being closed for three weeks, Greek banks are reopening on Monday. During the closure, customers were only able to get 60 euros (about $70) a day at ATMs.

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Greeks Cling To Euro, But Dream Of The Drachma

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Opinion polls in Greece consistently report that most want the country to continue using the euro. But some citizens wonder: Has the country actually benefited from its membership in the eurozone?

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Greek Parliament Passes Austerity Measures To Move Forward With Bailout

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Greek parliament passed the austerity bill needed as a first step to open new bailout negotiations with European leaders. Protesters rallied outside parliament throughout the debate.

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Greek Parliament Debates Austerity Measures In Bailout Deal

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Greek parliament debates the latest bailout deal in Athens Wednesday. It must approve a range of new laws for the bailout to proceed, but there is strong opposition to it within the ruling party.

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Bailout Vote May Splinter Greece's Recently Empowered Anti-Austerity Party

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

In Athens, deputies from Greece's ruling Syriza party will start parliamentary debate today on the latest bailout agreement - with some forecasting that the party will split over the issue.

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After Tense Negotiations For Bailout, Will Greek Parliament Fall In Line?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The parliament starts debate Tuesday on the new bailout plan agreed to over the weekend with eurozone countries. Given the concessions Greece agreed to, it's likely to be a very stormy session.

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Greeks React To Deal With Relief, Frustration

Monday, July 13, 2015

After a weekend spent glued to their televisions, average citizens still feel a lot of trepidation after Monday's announced deal. It's going to be hard to sell it to the Greek parliament and populace.

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Dread And Despair Among Greeks As They Wait To Learn Their Fate

Sunday, July 12, 2015

From the capital to the countryside, there is pervasive fear in Greece as European leaders in Brussels debate the country's economic fate.

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After Rejecting Referendum, Greeks Feel Betrayed By Latest Bailout Plan

Friday, July 10, 2015

Greeks voted overwhelmingly to reject austerity in a referendum last week. But now their government is being forced by European leaders to implement more austerity to avoid leaving the euro.

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Their Country In Turmoil, Some Greeks Now Lash Out At Each Other

Thursday, July 09, 2015

As Greeks argue about how their troubled country should reform, the debate has often turned personal and nationalistic. Some people are even accusing each other of treason.

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As Government Hunts For A Solution, Greeks Anticipate Catastrophe

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Greek banks have been closed for more than a week, and it's unclear when they will reopen. Many Greeks are worried that if the banks collapse, they will lose everything.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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