November 26, 2013 When the World Health Organization made a big mistake about how many Greeks are getting HIV, the misinformation spread. Now, WHO is trying to correct the record. But the mistake is still out there.
October 29, 2013 The Roma have lived in Europe for centuries, and face persecution and isolation. Many are illiterate and are more likely to be unemployed, impoverished and in poor health than other Europeans. They have been in the news after a blond, blue-eyed girl was taken from a Roma couple in Greece.
October 22, 2013 Greek officials have received thousands of calls about a young blond girl found living in a Roma settlement. Some callers offer information; others say the girl may be their child.
October 3, 2013 NPR's Rome-based senior European correspondent Sylvia Poggioli discussed topics ranging from Pope Francis and the Vatican and rising xenophobia in Europe to the one thing she wished more Americans knew about Europe and her favorite TV show (The Wire!) during her Reddit "Ask Me Anything" Thursday.
September 28, 2013 The Golden Dawn party has long been suspected of carrying out violent attacks against immigrants, but the Sept. 18 killing of an anti-fascist rapper incited national outrage.
September 19, 2013 Prime Minister Antonis Samaras lashes out at the right-wing Golden Dawn party after an extremist admits to killing a prominent Greek hip-hop artist.
September 4, 2013 Jews have lived in Greece since the time of Alexander the Great; the overwhelming majority of the community died during the Nazi occupation. Now, 70 years later, the community — and Greece — is confronting the rise of the Golden Dawn Party, a group that espouses neo-Nazi ideology.
July 26, 2013 The factory in northern Greece once produced glue for ceramic tiles. But when the country's economy collapsed and workers lost their jobs, they took it over to make environmentally friendly laundry products. Workers do everything from accounting to driving. Their effort is a hit with left-wing groups, but it's not showing up in workers' paychecks.
June 5, 2013 In a report, the International Monetary Fund said Greece's recession and unemployment problems were more severe than anticipated. But the report added that the overall bailout was a success because it prevented the country's economic troubles from spilling over to the rest of Europe.
June 2, 2013 Greeks are growing weary of the nonstop international criticism the country has faced during its economic crisis. Some grassroots groups are trying to rebuild the country's tattered image.
April 30, 2013 A traveling Greek exhibit on the Olympics included two ancient statues of nude young men. That didn't go over so well in the conservative Muslim emirate.
April 27, 2013 Throughout the region that was once the Ottoman empire, people make coffee pretty much the same way: using coffee beans ground into a fine powder, then boiled in a little brass pot. But ordering "Turkish" coffee today doesn't go over well in some Balkan or eastern Mediterranean countries that have some lingering anti-Turkish feelings.