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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George Papandreou: If we are to succeed, we must stand united

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Speech of the President of Socialist International, George Papandreou, at the Intistution’s Council Meeting in Istanbul (11-12 November 2013) Dear friends, dear comrades, First, I would like to thank Kemal Kilicdaroglu and the CHP for hosting our Council in Istanbul. On behalf of all, I thank him and his party for the warm hospitality you […]

Rediscover the lost art of democracy

Former Prime Minister, Interview, President of Socialist International, Press Office

Editor’s note: George Papandreou is the former Prime Minister of Greece. He spoke at TEDGlobal 2013 in June. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to “ideas worth spreading,” which it makes available through talks posted on its website. (CNN) — Our democracies are facing a moment of truth. From the rise of extremism in the European Union to the […]

6th annual meeting of the SI Presidium and Heads of State and Government

Activities, President of Socialist International, Press Office

United Nations, New York 6th annual meeting of the SI Presidium and Heads of State and Government Members of the SI Presidium, Heads of State and Government from SI member parties, leaders of international organisations and a number of foreign ministers gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York for the organisation’s 6th annual […]

Anna Lindh, ten years later…

President of Socialist International, Press Office

Ten years have passed since the unjustified death of Anna Lindh and some questions remain unanswered. In his funeral oration (cited below) George A. Papandreou had stressed in a very emotional way: “…If Anna you could walk the streets of Stockholm and talk to your fellow Swedes, as you always did with deep respect, openness […]

TED Global: Imagine a European Democracy without borders

Former Prime Minister, President of Socialist International, Speech

This will not be a speech like any one I have ever given. I will talk to you today about the failure of leadership in global politics and in our globalizing economy. And I won’t provide some feel-good, ready-made solutions. But I will in the end urge you to rethink, actually take risks, and get […]

Statement on Tax Evasion

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

Statement by George Papandreou, President of Socialist International (SI) on Tax Evasion The SI has repeatedly called for international regulation, which will stem types of global financial activities that have led to tax evasion. The recent media investigation of this phenomenon comes as a resounding confirmation of our position. In 2008 we created the Commission […]

Open letter to SI member parties

Activities, Message, President of Socialist International, Press Office

Dear comrades, dear friends, On the 23rd of May the Social Democratic Party of Germany, SPD, will be celebrating its 150th anniversary, an occasion which will provide an opportunity to look back at its history and its achievements, and to pay homage to the memory of all those who contributed during these 150 years. We […]

Global crackdown on tax evasion and tax havens

Activities, Announcement, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

Socialist International calls for a global crackdown on tax evasion and tax havens The Socialist International (SI) has repeatedly called for international regulation to prevent tax evasion, which is robbing our economies of trillions of dollars every year. The recent media investigation of this phenomenon comes as a resounding confirmation of our position. In 2008, […]

SI President’s Statement on Albania

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

As President of the Socialist International I would like to appeal to both our Vice President and leader of SPA Edi Rama and the leader of the Socialist Movement for Integration Ilir Meta. My appeal is that both seriously consider uniting their forces in view of the upcoming elections in June 2013. Despite past differences, […]

PES leaders Meeting

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

Statement by George Α. Papandreou President of PASOK before attending the PES leaders Meeting In Brussels “Finally, conservative Europe is realising that we cannot get out of this crisis only through austerity measures. I would like to use a word which is not fiscal austerity, but fiscal responsibility. And fiscal responsibility means that we certainly […]

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