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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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What are, in your view, the underlying reasons of the current refugee flows around Europe and the Middle East? The recent mass exodus of citizens from the Middle East to Europe is very much a con...