John Psaropoulos is an independent journalist based in Athens. He covers Greece and southeast Europe. His blog is


The deadly drama of illegal migration isn’t only on the high seas. Tens of thousands of Syrians, Yemenis, and others are risking death walking through the Balkans into Europe.

Courting Default

Greek voters pushed their nation toward default by rejecting the ruling pro-austerity coalition and endorsing parties that want to abandon the European bailout. By John Psaropoulos.