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Joanna Kakissis

Joanna Kakissis appears in the following:

By Boat, By Bus, By Any Way Possible: One Refugee's Perilous Journey

Friday, August 28, 2015

Munzar Omar, a teacher from Syria, left his wife and children behind as he searches for a safer home for them. He's one of hundreds of thousands fleeing war in Syria and heading towards Europe.

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Migrants Risk It All To Get To Richer E.U. Countries

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of migrants risk their lives to reach Europe. But when they get to the continent their journey isn't over. Most go on at more risk and greater cost to reach Germany and Sweden.

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Refugees Now Allowed To Cross Into Macedonia From Greece

Monday, August 24, 2015

Macedonia has re-opened its border with Greece to refugees after declaring a state of emergency and firing tear gas at them. We meet one Syrian family caught in the cross-border chaos.

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Police In Macedonia Fire Stun Grenades At Refugees Who Storm Border

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Thousands of migrants broke through police lines and crossed the border from Greece into Macedonia, hoping to continue northward to new lives in northern Europe. Macedonian police fired stun grenades.

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Greek Prime Minister Resigns To Pave Way For New Elections

Thursday, August 20, 2015

After less than seven months in office, the Greek prime minister announced Thursday he will resign to pave the way for early elections on September 20.

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Greek Island Of Kos Burdened By Migrant Migration

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Millions of migrants and refugees are trying to get into the European Union. One way in is via the Greek islands. The migration is making a major impact on the island of Kos.

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Greek Islanders Struggle To Aid Refugees Without Losing Tourists

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Many residents on Kos feel sympathy for refugees that have arrived on their shores, but locals also worry that the crisis could destroy the tourist industry which provides the bulk of their income.

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Migrants And Refugees Find Temporary Shelter On Greek Ferry

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The ferry Eleftherios Venizelos will house 2,500 in its rooms and serve as an area where local authorities will be processing paperwork for the thousands of migrants and refugees on Kos in Greece.

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Fleeing War, Syrians And Afghans Stream Onto Tiny Greek Island

Saturday, August 15, 2015

More than 124,000 people have arrived by sea to the Greek islands this year. But Kos, a popular tourist destination, has been the most unprepared for the influx of those in need of refuge.

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Greek Coast Guard Rescues More Than 1,400 Migrants In Aegean Sea

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Greek coast guard says it rescued more than 1,400 migrants trying to cross between Turkey and Greek islands in the Aegean Sea over the last three days. More than 124,000 migrants have made the journey to Greek islands on small boats so far this year.

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An 'Island Tax' Could Harm One Bright Spot In Greek Economy

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The new bailout plan for Greece calls for a steep sales-tax increase on the Aegean Islands, raising fears it could harm tourism, one of the few sectors that's been doing well.

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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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