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

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Statement by the President of Socialist International, George Papandreou

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

As ISIS forces are trying to gain control of the Syrian town of Kobani, near the turkish border, I wish to make an appeal to the international community for concerted action aiming to prevent a humanitarian tragedy and contain the risk of further destabilization of the broader region. In a statement adopted in New York, […]

George Papandreou met with President Clinton

Activities, Announcement, President of Socialist International, Press Office

The President of Socialist International, George Papandreou, met yesterday with President Bill Clinton. The meeting occurred during the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual event in New York. Clinton and Papandreou discussed recent international developments including the progress in Greece, emphasizing the need for sustainable economic development and innovative solutions for global challenges. Clinton announced that the […]

GCDP New Report: Taking Control – Pathways to drug policies that work

President of Socialist International, Press Office

The purpose of The Global Commission on Drug Policy (GCDP) is to bring to the international level an informed, science-based discussion about humane and effective ways to reduce the harm caused by drugs to people and societies. The goals the Global Commission on Drug Policy are: » review the basic assumption, effectiveness and consequences of […]

SI calls for immediate ceasefire in the ongoing crisis in Gaza

President of Socialist International, Statement

The Socialist International, deeply concerned about the ongoing crisis in Gaza and the increasing civilian death toll, urges both Israeli and Palestinian leaders to immediately de-escalate the crisis, to restore calm and re-establish the ceasefire of November 2012, as called for by the Security Council of the United Nations on 12 July. The respect for […]

George Papandreou calls for more international support to Jordan

Activities, President of Socialist International, Press Office

The President of the Socialist International, George Papandreou , during a working visit to Jordan was received on Monday 2nd of June, in Amman , by His Majesty the King Abdallah II. The King reviewed the repercussions of the crisis in Syria on neighboring countries, mainly on Jordan. George Papandreou underlined the key role of […]

Statement by George A. Papandreou on Greece’s return to the financial markets

Former Prime Minister, President of Socialist International, Statement

After almost four years of painful efforts by the Greek people, our country is now in a position to emerge from the crisis. Greece’s return to the financial markets is an especially important and decisive development in this direction. The cost of these efforts could have been smaller, and our return to the markets could […]

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.

Statement by the President of Socialist International, George A. Papandreou on the European Council’s decision about “tax heavens”

Announcement, President of Socialist International, Statement

The European Council’s decision to request from the European Commission a continuation of negotiations with other countries, including “tax havens”, for the exchange of information on issues such as the taxation of bank deposits, is a move in the right direction. This adds to previous positive steps, such as the FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance […]

Tribute from the President of the Socialist International, George A. Papandreou to Tony Benn

Message, President of Socialist International, Press Office

Tony Benn, a landmark figure of the British Labour Party was a politician with the ability to mobilize public opinion, regardless of whether one agreed or disagreed with his views. He passionately served values and principles rather than public offices. He believed society can be changed through the active involvement of citizens- not only by […]

Tony Benn: “It’s questionable whether we have a democracy”

Message, President of Socialist International

  Tony Benn, an excellent orator, a great statesman, passed away today. Tony Benn’s bio as published in Wikipedia Anthony Neil Wedgwood “Tony” Benn, PC (3 April 1925 – 14 March 2014), formerly 2nd Viscount Stansgate, was a British Labour Party politician who was a Member of Parliament (MP) for 50 years and a Cabinet […]

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