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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Statement on the crisis with Iran

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

“The Socialist International has always been a staunch supporter of peace based on principles of common and collective security, international law and the United Nations Charter. We lend our support to all activities that are rooted in international law and the responsibility of the United Nations. Concerning Iran, we support a diplomatic and peaceful solution […]

Activities, Message, President of Socialist International, Press Office

George A. Papandreou, in his capacity as President of Socialist International, send the following letter to Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, to congratulate him for bringing in fruition the historic ceasefire with ETA. “Athens, March 24, 2006 H.E. Mr. José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero Prime Minister of Spain Dear José, I wish to extend my […]

Statement for the closing of the detention center in Guantanamo Bay.

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

“As President of the Socialist International I wish to add my voice to the calls for the closing of the detention center in Guantanamo Bay. We will hinder terrorism only if we, as human beings and societies, do not abandon the very principles we so cherish and seek to preserve. We must extend to all […]

Socialism or global division?

Article, PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office

Daily Times (Pakistan) Socialism or global division?—George A Papandreou view: Socialism or global division?—George A Papandreou We must rethink the nature of employment in an increasingly automated, borderless, and mobile global economy. As capital is globalised, so basic labour standards should be global. Forced labour, child labour, and discrimination in the workplace must be eliminated […]

Statement à propos the tension that arises by the publication of sketches

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

Statement regarding the tension created by the publication of sketches of the Prophet Muhammad “In our global village we have become more and more interdependent. We need to create understanding, we need to create communication, we need to respect each other, we need to be able to solve difficult disputes through dialogue. That’s why the […]

Socialist International Acceptance Speech

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

“It is a great honour to receive this vote of confidence. My special gratitude to you and to all the parties you represent here today. I take this vote of confidence as a challenge. A challenge for me. A challenge for us. A challenge for the Socialist International. The challenge is clear. We must strengthen […]

Turkish Daily News: A frıend that Turkey needs

Article, PASOK, Press Office

Opinion by Ariana FERENTINOU The recent unfortunate events and misunderstandings in Copenhagen, worrying developments surrounding the turban issue, the disturbing news of the Van affair and the even more worrying developments in the Southeast are dominating the political agenda in Turkey. Everybody living in this country, including foreign journalists like me, are becoming confused over […]

George A. Papandreou unique candidate for President of Socialist International

Activities, PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office

Socialist International to elect its President in Athens in January The Socialist International, the worldwide organisation of social democratic, socialist and labour parties, will elect its President at the upcoming meeting of its Council to be held in Athens on 30-31 January 2006. The election of the President will complete a process that began last […]

Speech addressed to the newly elected members of the Regional, Prefecture and Local Bodies

PASOK, Press Office, Speech

(Abstracts) “Comrades and companions, friends and friends, yesterday I spoke enough, so that there’s no need today that I develop our wider political positions. But I want to stress certain points that I believe will be useful for all of us and particularly for you, who now have undertaken this large work, the huge responsibility […]

As for the 31 years of PASOK: “let’s confer all together without prejudices”

Article, PASOK, Press Office

Eleftherotypia Newspaper – Article as for the 31 years of PASOK: “let’s confer all together without prejudices” Eleftherotypia – Article for the 31 years of PASOK: our principles and our values constitute our collegial soul. “3 September of 1974, 3 September 2005, 31 years PASOK. It is simply one day of memory? It only concerns […]

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