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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Réhabilitons Georges Papandreou

Article, PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office

Réhabilitons Georges Papandreou Pour Georges Papandréou, c’est fini: après avoir quitté son poste de Premier ministre en novembre 2011, il vient d’être remplacé à la présidence du Pasok par son ancien ministre de l’Economie et premier rival, Evangelos Venizélos. Plus tard, peut-être, les Grecs se rendront compte qu’il fut un grand dirigeant. Avoir été le […]

Press Conference of the SI in Istanbul

Activities, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

Press Conference of President of the Socialist International, George A. Papandreou, Secretary General of Socialist International, Luis Ayala, and the leader of the CHP Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, after the conclusion of the work of the Special Committee of the Socialist International for the Arab World (For technical reasons the top part of the introductory statement of […]

Meeting of the Socialist International for the Arab World

Activities, President of Socialist International, Press Office

Excerpts of the speech at Meeting of the Socialist International for the Arab World, nstanbul, Turkey “Thank you. Dear friends, dear comrades, welcome. Welcome to this Special Committee of the Socialist International on the Arab World. It is a pleasure to be with you at this first meeting, but let me first take the opportunity […]

Interview on BBC’s show “Rendezvous”

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

Interview on BBC’s show “Rendezvous” by Zeinab Badawi Zeinab Badawi (BBC) George A. Papandreou (President of PASOK, President of S.I. – former Prime Minister) Mary Robinson (Former President of Ireland) Jan Eliasson (Deputy United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon) Zeinab Badawi: Hello and a warm welcome to Rendezvous with me, Zeina Badawi. In this week’s […]

Greece is saved or destroyed from Europe?

Former Prime Minister, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Responce, Speech

Debate of the magazine “Nouvel Observateur”, in view of the French Presidential elections “Greece is saved or destroyed from Europe?” Renaud Dely: Je vais céder la parole à Georges Papandreou qui nous fait l’honneur d’être ici parmi nous, ancien premier ministre de la Grèce, de l’automne 2009 à l’automne 2011, je lui ai proposé d’intervenir […]

Interview on Al Jazeera

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

Interview of George A. Papandreou President of PASOK by Sir David Frost (Frost Over the World) on Al Jazeera Transcript David Frost: But we begin with Greece. This week, the European Central Bank agreed to lend the European banks EUR 529 billion. However, it said it would no longer accept Greece’s bonds as collateral for […]

Greece will not exit euro

Former Prime Minister, Interview, PASOK, Press Office

Interview on BBC’S HARDtalk with Zeinab Badawi Fmr Greek PM George Papandreou: ‘Greece will not exit euro’ Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has said Greece would not default nor exit the euro after agreeing to 130bn euro bailout.Mr Papandreou resigned in November, stepping aside for a government of national unity. Speaking exclusively to Zeinab […]

12th Annual Herzliya Conference-2012

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

“I would have had a lot to say also on some of the questions, but on the issue of ownership I would very much agree with what you said, and I’ll conclude with that. But let me begin by saying it’s an honor to be with you, with such a distinguished audience. And Greece of […]

Meeting of the Council of the Socialist International

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

San Jose, Costa Rica Speech at the Meeting of the Council of the Socialist International in Costa Rica – (English transcript) “It is a great pleasure for me to be here with you today, in San Jose, Costa Rica. It is a special honor for the Socialist International to have with us her Excellency the […]

Interview at “Profil”

Former Prime Minister, Interview, PASOK, Press Office

Interview to the Austrian magazine “Profil” (Interview in German) Giorgos Papandreou: „Ich habe dem Sturm ins Auge geblickt“ Mensch des Jahres: Der gefallene griechische Ministerpräsident war im vergangenen Jahr die zentrale Person der Eurokrise Der profil-„Mensch des Jahres 2011“ ist eine tragische Figur: Giorgos Papandreou, gefallener Ministerpräsident Griechenlands und eine der zentralen Personen der Eurokrise, […]

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