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Joanna Kakissis

Joanna Kakissis appears in the following:

Poles Return To A Taste Of Their Communist Past: Cheap Milk Bars

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Subsidized greasy-spoon diners called milk bars thrived in Poland in the communist era. Their numbers have dwindled, but Poles are once again embracing them for cheap comfort food.

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In Conservative Poland, People Pushed Back In Battle Over Aborton Rights

Friday, November 25, 2016

Poland has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in Europe, but the right-wing government failed in a recent attempt to make them tougher as the public pushed back.

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In Poland, Traditionalists Want To Revive Milk Bars

Friday, November 25, 2016

During communist times, most people in Poland ate at thousands of state-subsidized greasy spoons called milk bars. Only about 150 remain — struggling against efforts to cut government subsidies.

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Populist Party Campaigns On Making Poland Great Again

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The right-wing, Law and Justice Party says it wants to give Poles back their identity and values. Supporters welcome Donald Trump's election, but not his coziness with Moscow.

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Greece Welcomes Obama On Final Presidential Foreign Trip

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

President Obama is making his first official visit to Greece. He'll also visit Germany and Peru. Obama says he will reassure U.S. allies that President-elect Donald Trump remains committed to them.

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In A Tiny German Town, Residents And Refugees Adapt

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Klosterheide, population 280, is hosting 60 refugees. Some locals are wary. "Those who don't try have no chance to correct their bad prejudices," says a local official who coordinates refugee housing.

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Merkel Stakes Her Career On Germany Welcoming Middle East Migrants

Monday, August 15, 2016

Chancellor Angela Merkel is standing by what she calls the historic task of making war refugees part of Germany. But fellow Germans are growing increasingly skeptical that this can be done.

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With Brexit, Greeks Worry About Europe's Future And Their Place In It

Thursday, July 07, 2016

A year ago, Greece accepted EU austerity and stayed in the bloc. Now Greeks fear Brexit may deal a fatal blow to Europe.

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Greece Moves Thousands Of Asylum-Seekers From Border Camp

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Greek police are evacuating thousands of asylum-seekers, who were hoping to make it to northern Europe, from a makeshift border camp. They will be bused to army-run camps across the country.

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Left-Leaning Candidate Narrowly Wins Austrian Presidential Election

Monday, May 23, 2016

An independent candidate narrowly defeated his far-right opponent in Austria's down to the wire presidential election Monday. The close vote betrays a deeply divided country that the new president has vowed to unite.

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Far-Right Candidate Loses Austrian Presidential Election

Monday, May 23, 2016

A far-right Austrian presidential candidate was narrowly defeated after an election that focused on the European migrant crisis.

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Absentee Ballots Likely To Decide Austria's Presidential Election

Monday, May 23, 2016

Election officials in Austria say mail-in ballots being counted on Monday will help to determine the race. The election could produce Austria's first far-right president since World War II.

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Austrian Far-Right Party Plays On Fear Of Criminal Migrants In Campaigns

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Voters in Austria choose a new president in an election Sunday. It could deliver the first significant victory for far-right, anti-migrant parties that have been growing in strength across Europe.

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In Austria's Jewish Community, Some Who Fear Muslims Are Drawn To The Far-Right

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Austria could elect the first head of state from a far right party on Sunday. Because of the party's Nazi ties in the past, this election holds special significance for Austria's Jews.

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Far-Right Candidate Tops First Round Of Austrian Presidential Elections

Friday, May 20, 2016

Voters in Austria totally rejected the mainstream parties in the first round of presidential elections, so the two candidates in Sunday's runoff are from the political fringe, including one from the far right.

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As Europe Closes Door To Refugees, Tough Choices For 2 Fathers

Monday, May 02, 2016

Thousands are stranded in Greece, on what they'd hoped would be the road to a new life. "I cannot provide for my family," says one father of young children.

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Pope And Patriarch Make A Rare Show Of Unity In Greece

Monday, April 18, 2016

The leaders of the Catholic and Orthodox churches called on Europe to show greater compassion for migrants, a move widely welcomed by migrants as well as residents on the Greek island of Lesbos.

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For These Greek Grandmas, Helping Migrants Brings Back Their Own Past

Friday, April 15, 2016

The women, now in their 80s, say they live on Lesbos because their parents came to the island as refugees a century ago. Pope Francis will highlight the plight of all migrants on a visit Saturday.

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Pope Francis May Travel To Greek Island To Highlight Plight Of Refugees

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The European Union is deporting asylum-seekers — escorting them by ferry from Greek islands to Turkey. The deportations are part of an EU deal with Turkey to deter migrants from coming to Europe.

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Greece Begins Migrant Deportations Under EU-Turkey Deal

Monday, April 04, 2016

Greece has begun deporting asylum seekers to Turkey, under the terms of a European Union deal with the Turkish government. About 200 people were deported from two Greek islands Monday morning.

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