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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Interview on Democracy Now

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

Interview to Amy Goodman on Democracy Now Amy Goodman: Can you talk about the status of democracy now in Greece, the cradle of democracy? George A. Papandreou: Well, I believe that we have a democratic challenge around the world right now, because we have a globalizing economy, but our institutions are national. Our democratic institutions […]

Speech at the Congress of Green Party

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Congress of the German Green Party “Alliance ’90/The Greens” on: “The Future of Europe” “Guten abend, my friends. First, allow me to thank you, thank the Green Party of Germany for this invitation. It is an honour to speak to you tonight, and I am happy to be here with good friends, not only Dany […]

Speech at the Progressive Convention of the PES

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

“Dear friends, let me begin by thanking Poul Rasmussen for his inspiring words. You represent, Poul, what we socialists and democrats are fighting for: an inspiring vision, a different vision, a more just vision of our societies and our economies, a more humane society. And you have shown both courage and wisdom, knowledge and foresight, […]

For these values, I will continue working

PASOK, Press Office, Speech

Speech on the Occasion of the Programme Declarations of the Government “Dear Colleagues, two years ago I took up responsibility for the government of this country at the most difficult juncture in our post-dictatorship history. It was an enormous responsibility but also an honour bestowed upon me by the Greek people to manage the fate […]

Speech at the Cabinet meeting

Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

“I have delayed somewhat because I wanted to listen to what the opposition would say. I will refer to what they said, though I think that probably our decisions have proved to be justified. The opposition has taken a major decision to support the package. First of all, dear Colleagues, every time we meet we […]

Meeting of the Parliamentary Group of Movement

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

“Dear Colleagues, President, We know that our country has been waging a titanic battle over the past two years. Citizens are making a super-human effort. With great endeavour, difficulties, political and personal cost we have all done our patriotic duty. For two years now, once it became known what we inherited as a government, our […]

Speech at the Cabinet meeting

Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

Dear Friends, dear Colleagues, after much discussion within the Movement and more broadly within the framework of a social dialogue, I took an initiative to take us forward. This initiative is the calling of a referendum. For the first time after many years the people will give an opinion as to the course of this […]

The citizen has the first role and the first floor

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Μeeting of the Parliamentary Group of Movement on “Briefing on the decisions of the Summit of the Eurozone” “Dear Colleagues, dear Chairmen, the Summit Agreement opens up a new era for Europe and for Greece. Europe has taken an historic decision to move forward united and to demonstrate solidarity with the Eurozone member-states and beyond […]

Europe’s development and solidarity

Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

Speech at the Federation of German Industry for the “Day of German Industry” on “Looking to the future: Europe’s development and solidarity” “Ladies and gentlemen, President Keitel, thank you for your warm welcome. Thank you for your invitation. Thank you for the honour to speak at your conference. We are living through a very difficult […]

Message at the Meeting of the SI Presidium

Activities, Message, PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office

Message to the Meeting of the Socialist International Presidium and Heads of State and Government in New York “Dear friends, dear comrades, Like every year, I was planning to be with you in New York today, to chair our Presidium meeting. Urgent developments in Greece and ongoing negotiations unfortunately obliged me to remain in Athens. […]

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