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

On the passing of Jalal Talabani | 03.10.2017

At the inaguration of the Livaneli Cultural Centre | September 2017

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

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

Interview

“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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

George Papandreou: Lessons Learned in the Wake of the Arab Spring

Former Prime Minister, Interview, President of Socialist International

  Former Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou, leading comparative constitutionalist David Fontana, and Tunisian human rights activist Amira Yahyaoui share their lessons learned in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings. Introduction by Jeffrey Rosen, CEO of the National Constitution Center.

George Papandreou’s interview in “Indian Express”

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

George Papandreou, a third-generation scion of Greece’s foremost political family, entered the global spotlight with his efforts to turnaround his country’s economy during the height of the European debt crisis. Upon becoming Prime Minister in 2009, Papandreou’s government inherited a deficit that was much larger than was reported. As PM, he tried implementing some key […]

Rediscover the lost art of democracy

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

Editor’s note: George Papandreou is the former Prime Minister of Greece. He spoke at TEDGlobal 2013 in June. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to “ideas worth spreading,” which it makes available through talks posted on its website. (CNN) — Our democracies are facing a moment of truth. From the rise of extremism in the European Union to the […]

The future of Greece

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

Interview on “Euronews”, with journalist Fariba Mavaddat George Papandreou was the leader of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (Pasok). In 2011 the former Prime Minister found himself in uncharted waters as he battled for his political survival as Greece fought a debt crisis and its future in the eurozone. His decision to call a referendum on […]

Euro exit would be “catastrophic”

Former Prime Minister, Interview, Press Office

 Interview to Scott Pelley – CBS News (CBS News) President Obama recently expressed concern over the financial debt crisis in Europe. No one knows more about that problem than now-former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, who had lost his job over the situation last November. Greece could become the first European country to abandon the […]

Greece is being scapegoated

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

Interview of former Prime Minister George A. Papandreou on the Chrstiane Amanpour’s program (CNN) Christiane Amanpour: Mister Papandreou, welcome to the program. George A. Papandreou : Very nice to be with you,Christiane. Christiane Amanpour: You know, as I was getting ready for this interview, I remembered sitting down with you more than two years ago, […]

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