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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Statement by George Papandreou on the latest developments on Cyprus issue.

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

The agreement between the President  of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades  and the Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu on a  Joint Statement is opening the way for renewed negotiations and provides a solid basis for a constructive dialogue that can lead  to a functional and viable resolution of the Cyprus problem as soon as […]

George Papandreou met with Rahul Gandhi

Announcement, President of Socialist International, Press Office

On his visit to New Delhi the President of the Socialist International and former Prime Minister of Greece George A. Papandreou met with the Vice President  of the Indian National Congress Party, Rahul Gandhi who will lead the Congress Campaign in 2014. During the meeting they discussed latest developments in India , Europe and Greece. […]

George Papandreou in support of women’s rights in Morocco

Message, President of Socialist International, Press Office

George Papandreou, President of the Socialist International sent a message of support to the First Secretary of USFP , SI member party in Morocco,  for his struggle for women rights. Few weeks ago ,  during the Congress of the women of USFP , Driss Lachguar adopted a number of  important proposals in favor of women […]

Inequality is putting democracy at risk

Article, President of Socialist International, Press Office

There has been no shortage of commentary on the risks in the global economy and the imbalances, institutional deficiencies and under-regulation that sent the global economy into a tailspin just five years back. But my experience as Prime Minister when Greece was in the eye of the storm has led me to believe that, although […]

An innovative approach to the use of marijuana

Article, President of Socialist International, Press Office

A courageous move by the government of Uruguay approved by both Parliaments’ bodies is spearheading this country in the field of drug policies and specifically regarding cannabis use by individuals. A “gesture” of immense impact that should be closely followed, not only because of its openness, but for the lessons that can be learned in […]

Democracy in Europe: Looking Toward the European Elections

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Speech by George Papandreou delivered at Science Po (Paris) Thank you Sean, thank you all for being here this evening. It is an honour for me to be here at Sciences Po this semester. There is no better opportunity to be studying politics than during a crisis. Only a few days ago I was in […]

Statement by the President of S.I. George Papandreou on the death of Nelson Mandela

Announcement, President of Socialist International

A freedom fighter who succeeded in abolishing apartheid, Nelson Mandela was and always will be a model for progressives around the world. Overcoming hardships, persecution, and many long years in prison thanks to an unshakable faith in his ideals, Mandela showed that through individual and collective action there is always hope for those less privileged.As […]

I welcome the positive outcome of the talks concerning Iran ‘s nuclear program

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

As President of the Socialist International, I welcome the positive outcome of the talks  between the P5+1 (United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia and China) and Iran, facilitated by the European Union, concerning  Iran ‘s nuclear program. It is a major step towards increased stability in the broader region. This important  deal,  reached […]

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