Greek-American businessman and investor C. Dean Metropoulos features on the May issue cover of Forbes magazine. The 66-year-old billionaire is known for his ability to take beaten-down brands and turn them around.

His latest success is the rescue of Hostess Brands, the bakery behind classic American treats like golden Twinkies and swirl-topped Cup Cakes. The company folded in 2012 due to mismanagement. According to the article, the closure of American icon Hostess – a company dating back to 1849 - was a cultural moment across the U.S., offering proof of the dire state of American
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The Department of Social Anthropology and History of the University of the Aegean and the Institute of Migration and Ethnic Studies of the University of Amsterdam welcome applications for the   International Summer School "Cultures, Migrations, Borders" that will take place on the island of Lesvos (Plomari Town) from July 6 to 18.

Drawing on an increasing interest in the study of migration and borders, the Summer School aims to bring together postgraduate students and academics from different European universities and research centres working in this field. The deadline for applications is
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The Municipality of Skyros will host the Rupert Brooke Centenary Poetry Celebrations on April 23 to commemorate the English poet’s life and works. The special event will take place on the island of Skyros, where the poet died on April 23, 1915, during WWI, on a hospital ship off the Greek island; he was buried in an olive grove on the island.

Rupert Brooke (1887 – 1915) was an English neo-Romantic poet whose premature death and idealistic writing contributed to his fame. Inscribed on the grave is Brooke’s most famous poem, The Soldier (1914), after his return from the fall of Antwerp.
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Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, who is paying an official five-day visit to the USA, met with his counterpart Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington yesterday (April 20). In their brief remarks, before meeting behind closed doors, Kerry referred to the strong ties between the United States and Greece, and to the enormous contribution that Greek-Americans make to the country, while also expressing concern about new legislation in Greece that could lead to the early release of convicted terrorists.

On his part, Kotzias said that this new legislation "will not allow any terrorist to walk
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In response to the Mediterranean migration crisis, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos presented yesterday (20.4) a Ten Point Action Plan at a joint meeting of Foreign and Interior Ministers, chaired by High Representative / Vice-President Federica Mogherini in Luxembourg. The plan was fully backed by the foreign and interior Ministers.

Among other things, the plan makes special reference to Greece stating that European Asylum Support Office (EASO) should deploy teams in Italy and Greece for joint processing of asylum applications” and highlights
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A series of commemorations held in Lemnos and Athens mark the 100th anniversary since Australian and New Zealand forces participated in World War I and the Gallipoli campaign that began in April 1915. In recognition of the crucial role played by the island of Lemnos during the war as a staging point and hospital station, services were held at the Commonwealth War Grave Cemeteries in the Lemnian villages of Moudros and Portianos between April 17 – 20, attended by military, government and community representatives of Greece, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and others.

The Australian delegation
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In a policy analysis published by the German political foundation Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Thanos Dokos, Director General of the Hellenic Foundation for European and International Studies (ELIAMEP) focuses on Greek foreign policy and its current constraints and limitations.

Dokos notes that Greece’s temporarily limited foreign policy capabilities and regional role should not be confused with the country’s geostrategic value, and that Greece is exploring available opportunities for improving economic and political relations with current and emerging powers. Moreover, the
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Greek gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias won a gold medal at the 6th European Men's and Women's Artistic Gymnastics Championships, held in Montpellier, France on April 18, after an impressive performance on the rings that earned him 15.866 points and the first place. The silver was shared by French athlete Samir Ait Said and Russia's Denis Abliazin. This was the first European title for the Greek athlete.

At the same event, veteran Greek gymnast Vlasios Maras won the bronze medal on high bar, on Sunday (April 19). Maras received a total of 14,666 points and was beaten by the UK's Sam Oldham with
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The Galaxy Bar at Athens Hilton was named one of the top 10 rooftop bars in the world by Premier Traveler magazine, the leading, award-winning American publication for frequent and luxury travelers. The competition was challenging as Galaxy was compared to similar venues in Los Angeles, Dubai, Berlin, Moscow, New York, Miami and Sydney. In the end, the breathtaking panoramic views from the hotel balcony made all the difference the world!

At night, the Acropolis and the Parthenon appear to be lit exclusively for the guests, while on a clear day, one can see as far as the island of Aegina.
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Following the latest disaster involving migrants, north of the Libyan coast, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made an appeal to the European Union governments, on Sunday (19.04) that they should come up with an urgent plan for handling a mounting migrant humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean.

"None of us can stand by passively when hundreds of souls are lost in the Mediterranean, in their effort to escape war and poverty. Europe can not cite the foremost value of human life unless it takes action to stop this continuing tragedy. To stop the Mediterranean being a graveyard-sea and the
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