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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Interview to the “Democracy Now!”

Interview, Press Office, Prime Minister

Greek PM George Papandreou on Global Warming, Socialism and Democracy We interview Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou about climate change and greenhouse gas emission, socialism, democracy and much more. As the head of Greece’s Socialist Party, Papandreou became prime minister in October after the Socialists trounced the center-right government in national elections, winning 44 percent […]

Interview on “BLOOMBERG TV”

Interview, Press Office, Prime Minister

Interview to the journalist Francine Lacqua on the “BLOOMBERG TV” in the margin of the Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen Francine Lacqua: Well, I’m pleased to say now that we are joined live at the UN Climate Change Conference here in Copenhagen by the prime minister of a nation we have talked about a […]

We Can Survive: Greek Prime Minister

Interview, Press Office, Prime Minister

An interview with CNBC in the margin of the Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen Journalist: Leaders from all of the European countries gathered here in Copenhagen. But climate change is just one of the problems that a few of them have. We caught up with the Greek Prime Minister, Papandreou. We asked him about […]

We cannot let down the world

Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

Speech at the Joint Committee on High-Level Conference in Copenhagen “Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, Humanity has never faced a more serious, a more difficult challenge. And even Copenhagen is no small task. It’s no small task to agree at this global level. This is global governance in the making. But we must agree, and […]

Interview on CNBC

Interview, Press Office, Prime Minister

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 deficit against your GDP: total debt expected 125% of GDP next year. What are you going to do? What is your plan? George […]

Interview on CNN

Interview, Press Office, Prime Minister

By John Defterios Adrian Finighan: “We won’t default.” The Prime Minister of Greece tells CNN in an exclusive interview they don’t need an EU bailout. Getting America back to work: US President Barack Obama turns his attention to the US economy. And bank bonus battle: The UK government finds itself caught between a rock and […]

Press Conference of the OSCE Troika

Interview, Press Office, Prime Minister

17th OSCE Ministerial Meeting (Day 2)-Joint Press Conference of Prime Minister George A. Papandreou, Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Kanat Saudabayev and Foreign Minister of Finland Antti Turunen at the end of the session of OSCE George A. Papandreou: Welcome. We have just completed a very successful meeting. Let me say a few words in Greek, […]

17th Ministerial Council of the OSCE

Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

Address to the opening Session of the 17th Ministerial Council of the OSCE “Dear Ministers, Heads of Delegation, Secretary General, Directors of OSCE Institutions, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure as Chairman-in-Office to welcome you all to the 17th Ministerial Council of the OSCE. I am pleased that so many Ministers of […]

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, […]

The Social Democratic Way Forward

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Speech at the Socialist International Council Meeting on “At a turning point for a sustainable future – the Social Democratic Way Forward” “Allow me now to speak in English, and also to thank you all for your support and solidarity for the struggle for change, also in my country, in Greece. The people in Greece, […]

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