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

GCDP open letter to President Obama

Statement on the passing of Mario Soares | 07.01.2017

Statement on the passing of Shimon Peres | 28.09.2016

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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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

Article

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 […]

Success in Cyprus will help peace in wider region | 19.04.2016

Foreign Ministry, Former Prime Minister, Interview, President of Socialist International, Press Office

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 […]

George A. Papandreou on the terrorist attacks in Paris | 14.11.2015

Announcement, President of Socialist International

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 […]

Cem-Papandreou Peace Award 2015 speech | 21.07.2015

Press Office, Speech

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 […]

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

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

  | 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: […]

“People do want change in Greece” | CNBC interview 15.06.2015

Interview

Following is a transcript of an exclusive CNBC interview with George Papandreou, Former Greek Prime Minister, by CNBC’s Julia Chatterley.     Julia Chatterley (JC): Just how close to the brink of disaster is Greece again do you think? George Papandreou (GP): It seems again very close to as you said at the brink of a disaster […]

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