As president of the SI (Socialist International) a message of solidarity, pride for Sweden and empathy for the Swedish people: “Jag vill uttrycka sympati och medlidande för Svenska Folket, efter den tragiska händelsen i Stockholm. Den spontana kärleksreaktion som blommat runt om i hela Sverige, visar att känslan för demokrati och solidaritet för våra medmänniskor […]
January 9th, 2017 Mr. President, We wish to thank you for the great commitment you have shown to revisit the punitive approach to drug policy, particularly with regards to the pardon of low-level drug offenders. These individuals have committed no violent act, yet they have been judged as criminals under strict drug […]
Athens, January 7th, 2017 Statement on the passing of Mario Soares Mario Soares, honorary President of the Socialist International, through his life and accomplishments, gave a real meaning to the words socialist and democrat. Active in politics since his early youth, he fought against Salazar ‘s dictatorship. Following the Carnation Revolution he became the […]
Shimon Peres was a visionary humanist, a quality that few politicians have today. He had no doubt that a new Middle East was possible, with peaceful coexistence of all neighbors. He played a key role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and was always open to new ideas and initiatives. Since his youth he was active in […]
What are, in your view, the underlying reasons of the current refugee flows around Europe and the Middle East? The recent mass exodus of citizens from the Middle East to Europe is very much a consequence of the Syrian war. According to the latest numbers, 4.7 million people found refuge in neighboring countries as they […]
We decided to remain. Despite the pain and sacrifices of the past years, despite some ill-designed European Union policies, over the last few years, the Greeks have chosen, again and again, to stay and avoid a “Grexit.” Why so? Respect of human and minority rights Kevin Winter | Getty Images George Papandreou First of all […]
Finding a solution in Cyprus is important for a region suffering from ethnic and religious conflicts, sending a strong message that there is another model where peace can replace conflict, former Greek Prime Minister Yorgo Papandreu has told the Hürriyet Daily News. As the statesman who initiated reconciliation with Turkey as foreign minister in the 1999 with […]
Statement of the President of the Socialist International George A. Papandreou on the terrorist attacks in Paris The terrorist attacks that took place in Paris , on November 13, aimed to undermine the ecumenical values inspiring open, democratic and multicultural societies. They were designed, to cultivate fear. Fear that can easily become a fertile […]
Dear friends, I am moved tonight. Tonight we come together, all our participants of the Symi Symposium, to celebrate a first step in making a long standing dream come true. A dream I shared with my good friend and colleague Ismail Cem. Ismail was a charismatic personality, a courageous politician. When I was nominated Foreign […]
| GREECE An Appeal to European Leaders | 05 JULY 2015 On the eve of the meeting of the Socialist International Council at the United Nations in New York on 6-7 July, the collective leadership of the organisation issued the following appeal to European leaders after the outcome of the referendum in Greece: […]
Δύσκολο να μιλήσεις για τις Θεραπευτικές κοινότητες όταν δεν έχεις βιώσει το πρόβλημα της εξάρτησης και τον αγώνα που κάνουν οι νέοι και οι πιο ενήλικοι να βγουν από αυτήν. Σίγουρα όμως μπορείς να μιλ...
Ημερίδα της Κ.Ο. του ΠΑΣΟΚ στο Ευρωπαϊκό Κοινοβούλιο με θέμα: "Νέοι και Ανεργία: Το μέλλον θέλει δουλειά" "Φίλες και φίλοι, αγαπητέ Πρόεδρε της ΓΣΕΕ, αγαπητέ κύριε Καθηγητά, αγαπητέ Πρόεδρε Μάρτιν Σ...
Η ιδέα της Ολυμπιακής Εκεχειρίας προέρχεται από την βαθιά πεποίθηση ότι ο αθλητισμός και τα Ολυμπιακά ιδεώδη μπορούν να συνεισφέρουν στην δημιουργία ενός ειρηνικού και καλλίτερου κόσμου. Πρωτοβουλίες ...
Είναι τιμή μου να βρίσκομαι σήμερα εδώ μαζί σας. Δεν θα εκφωνήσω σήμερα, μπροστά σας, ένα λόγο σαν αυτούς που έχω εκφωνήσει στο παρελθόν. Θα σας μιλήσω για την αποτυχία της "Ηγεσίας" στα παγκόσμια...
Journalist: Caroline Cimenti Caroline Cimenti: Prime Minister, it hasn’t been a very easy week for Greece. You had your credit rating downgraded earlier this week and you also have a 12% budget def...