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


We Need a Fourth Branch of Government | NYT Opinion 08.10.2019


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 […]

We decided to remain. #Brexit | article on CNBC | 22.06.2016


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 […]

Inequality is putting democracy at risk

Article, President of Socialist International, Press Office

There has been no shortage of commentary on the risks in the global economy and the imbalances, institutional deficiencies and under-regulation that sent the global economy into a tailspin just five years back. But my experience as Prime Minister when Greece was in the eye of the storm has led me to believe that, although […]

An innovative approach to the use of marijuana

Article, President of Socialist International, Press Office

A courageous move by the government of Uruguay approved by both Parliaments’ bodies is spearheading this country in the field of drug policies and specifically regarding cannabis use by individuals. A “gesture” of immense impact that should be closely followed, not only because of its openness, but for the lessons that can be learned in […]

Réhabilitons Georges Papandreou

Article, PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office

Réhabilitons Georges Papandreou Pour Georges Papandréou, c’est fini: après avoir quitté son poste de Premier ministre en novembre 2011, il vient d’être remplacé à la présidence du Pasok par son ancien ministre de l’Economie et premier rival, Evangelos Venizélos. Plus tard, peut-être, les Grecs se rendront compte qu’il fut un grand dirigeant. Avoir été le […]

Article, PASOK, Press Office

TRIBUNA: GEORGE PAPANDREU, ALPHA CONDÉ, JALAL TALABANI Y RICARDO LAGOS Socialdemocracia, solidaridad, internacionalismo Hoy podemos ver en muchos rincones del planeta los resultados de la intensa labor de la Internacional Socialista en áreas como la economía mundial, el cambio climático, la democracia y la solución de conflictos El mundo árabe se ha visto inundado por […]

Greek Leader Finds Balm for Deficit: Straight Talk

Article, Press Office

“The New York Times” -Greek Leader Finds Balm for Deficit: Straight Talk- By SUZANNE DALEY ATHENS — Newly elected and facing a huge budget deficit, Prime Minister George Papandreou arrived in Brussels for his first meeting with European leaders last December with few cards to play. He might have tried to play for time. Instead, […]

Greece’s Newest Odyssey

Article, Press Office

The New York Times Opinion Greece’s Newest Odyssey By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN Athens For a man whose country’s wobbly finances have kept the world on edge for months, the Greek prime minister, George Papandreou, evinces an Obama-Zen-like calm. He is just back from meeting fellow European Union leaders, who decided to try to stave off […]

Renewing Europe’s Security Dialogue

Article, PASOK, Press Office

by Geroge A. Papandreou ATHENS – The year 2009 has been one of great change, taking place amidst even greater uncertainty. Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the resilience of the post-Cold War security system in Europe is being tested. Longstanding conflicts remain unresolved and complex new challenges are emerging. Energy security, […]

A new development model will make Greece more competitive

Article, PASOK, Press Office

The Athens Chamber Of Commerce And Industry “Trade with Greece” Annual Business, Economic And Political Review (No39/2008) A new development model will make Greece more competitive Greek business Is poised to enter a new phase of development and expansion. In recent years, Greek products have remained competitive despite higher prices linked to the introduction of […]

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