George A. Papandreou (born June 16, 1952) is Former Prime Minister of Greece, current President of Socialist International, a Member of the Hellenic Parliament and former President of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK). He served as the 11th Prime Minister of Greece from October 6, 2009 - November 11, 2011, after PASOK’s victory in the October 2009 national elections.

George A. Papandreou

We Need a Fourth Branch of Government | NYT Opinion 08.10.2019

On IWD2019 | 08.03.2019

On the passing of Jalal Talabani | 03.10.2017

Success in Cyprus will help peace in wider region | 19.04.2016

Cem-Papandreou Peace Award 2015 speech | 21.07.2015

SI Statement on Greece | An Appeal to European Leaders | 05.07.2015

Socialist International President George A. Papandreou: “Save Palmyra” | 22.05.2015

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We Need a Fourth Branch of Government | NYT Opinion 08.10.2019

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My article in The New York Times‘ World Review: The State of Democracy, a special section that examines global policy and affairs through the perspectives of thought leaders and commentators. ________ In ancient times, politics was born of the belief that we can be masters of our own fate, and democracy became a continuing, innovative […]

On IWD2019 | 08.03.2019

President of Movement of Democrats Socialists, President of Socialist International, Statement

Statement by the President of Socialist International, George A. Papandreou, for the International Women’s Day «To achieve gender equality we must win battles every day of the year”   The International Women’s Day is a contribution of the women’s movement historically associated with the Socialist International. The first International Socialist Women’s Conference that took place […]

On the passing of Jalal Talabani | 03.10.2017

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

Athens, October 3, 2017   STATEMENT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIALIST INTERNATIONAL GEORGE A. PAPANDREOU ON THE PASSING OF JALAL TALABANI   Jalal Talabani, Mam Jalal, was a great leader, a man of principles, a true believer in progressive values. Having experienced the challenges of a long and difficult struggle for freedom and dignity he […]

At the inaguration of the Livaneli Cultural Centre | September 2017

President of Movement of Democrats Socialists, President of Socialist International, Speech

Kalimera, Merhaba Dear friends of Turkey, I would like to warmly thank the Mayor of Cankaya Alper Tasdelen for inviting me to the inauguration of the Zulfu Livaneli Cultural Center, as well as my good friend Sule Bucak. And I am so happy we have with us today a good friend and leader of our […]

A message of solidarity, pride for Sweden and empathy for the Swedish people

President of Socialist International

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 […]

GCDP open letter to President Obama

Activities, Former Prime Minister

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 […]

Statement on the passing of Mario Soares | 07.01.2017

Former Prime Minister, President of Movement of Democrats Socialists, President of Socialist International, Statement

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 […]

Statement on the passing of Shimon Peres | 28.09.2016

Statement

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 […]

“We need to humanize globalization” | Interview on Club de Madrid | 24.06.2016

Former Prime Minister, Interview, President of Socialist International

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. #Brexit | article on CNBC | 22.06.2016

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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 […]

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