Joanna Kakissis

Joanna Kakissis appears in the following:

Will Greece Stay In The Eurozone? Citizens Set To Vote On Bailout Deal

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Greeks react to their Prime Minister's announcement of a snap referendum to be held on July 5 on the bailout deal offered by European leaders.


Greeks Will Vote On Whether to Pay EU's Price For Financial Bailout

Friday, June 26, 2015

Lenders from the European Union and International Monetary Fund want austerity measures to continue for another five months in Greece in exchange for $16 billion in aid.


Migrants Find European Land Trek As Treacherous As Mediterranean Voyage

Thursday, June 25, 2015

As European Union leaders meet on the migrant crisis, we hear how the tiny Balkan state of Macedonia has become a popular route into more prosperous European countries.


Anti-Austerity Greek Government Yields Ground At EU Summit

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Greek government has been given some time to work out a deal with its creditors. Eurozone and International Monetary Fund officials are scrutinizing the latest proposal.


On A Greek Island, Vacationers Lend A Hand To Migrants

Monday, June 22, 2015

European tourists on the island of Lesvos are doing more than just lounging on the shimmering Aegean this summer. Some join islanders in assisting the many migrants who are camping in the open.


European Union Leaders Hold Last-Minute Talks To Keep Greece From Default

Friday, June 19, 2015

It's crunch time again in the eurozone debt negotiations. Greece probably won't be able to pay back a bailout loan by the end of the month, as the country refuses to reform its pension system.


As Fish Stocks Dwindle, So Do The Livelihoods Of Greek Fishermen

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Greek fisherman casting a net from his small wooden boat is a postcard image of the Mediterranean. But fish stocks are so low now that many fishermen say they can't make a living anymore.


As G-7 Begins, Greek Bailout Tops Agenda — And Isolation Fears Grip Greece

Sunday, June 07, 2015

The leftist party that swept Greek elections earlier this year promised to save Greece from the clutches of austerity. But Greece and the European Union remained deadlocked over a new credit deal.


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.