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

At the inaguration of the Livaneli Cultural Centre | September 2017

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

GCDP open letter to President Obama

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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This year was a very challenging year

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Speech at the opening session of thw 12th Symi Symposium “Dear friends, welcome to this 12th Symi Symposium. As you know, the music on that video was by the famous George Markakis. And I welcome you to Skiathos, which we have not visited before in our Symi Symposium, a beautiful part of Greece. Just north […]

Technology has a capability to empower our societies

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Address at the International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education held at Corfu, Greece “Well, ladies and gentlemen, Nancy and dear friends, first of all let me also apologize for the delay. I hope you in this beautiful island of Corfu have, even with the delay, time to enjoy this place and the warmth […]

Our agenda creates a common family

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Speech at the closing session of the Council of Socialist International held in Budva Montenegro “Thank you very much. I think this has been a very productive Council. I just want one point; I don’t want to make a long summary of what we have said and done, but I think one point I’d like […]

Our relevance is to wage the battle of ideas

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Speech at the Montenegro Council of the SI “Dear friends, dear comrades, I would like to thank our hosts for their hospitality. I would like to thank Milo Đukanović, Prime Minister and leader of the Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro, for his hospitality. I would like to also thank Ranko Krivokapić, President of the […]

Audience questions after a speech to the LSE

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Audience questions after a speech by George A. Papandreou to the LSE, on “Progressive Governance: Greece and the new international order” Speaker: George Papandreou Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone Kevin Featherstone: One gets the sense that the left is on the defensive. You are suggesting that the left should promote a new agenda of new global […]

Progressive Governance

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Address at the London School of Economics Progressive Governance: Greece and the New International Order “Well, good evening, and thank you all for coming here this evening. I’m very glad to be back, and I’d like to thank Professor Kevin Featherstone for giving me the opportunity to pay back my dues through this grueling experience […]

Change for Europe

Activities, Message, PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office

Message to the Congress of the Conference of European Socialist Youth (ECOSY) “Dear friends and ECOSY comrades, The recent financial crisis has highlighted the problems of our global political and economic system. Lack of transparency, lack of democratic control, economy inequality, unequal and unjust distribution of wealth, which has led to unequal distribution of political […]

Message to the Congress of Czech Social Democratic Party

Activities, Message, PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office

“We are heading towards European elections. And we are in the midst of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression. This crisis has proven the bankruptcy of the neo-liberal economic consensus. Now our citizens’ hope is shifting to the forces of labour, socialist and democratic parties. Our parties’ policies guarantee a new and […]

Message to the World Council of IUSY

Activities, Message, President of Socialist International, Press Office

Message to the World Council of International Union of Socialist Youth (International Union of Socialist Youth-IUSY) [Zacatecas, Mexico] “Hello, comrades. My warmest greetings to Zacatecas in Mexico, and of course to all participants at the IUSY World Council. My warmest greetings also to all our friends and comrades in Mexico and throughout Latin America. As […]

The crisis is an opportunity to bring up our values

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Address at the session of the Council of the European Socialist Party in Madrid George Papandreou: Dear comrades, first of all I am bringing, as you can see, the enthusiasm from Greece. We are doing much better as a movement. As a Greek, as a European, but as the head of the Socialist International, I […]

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