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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Statement on the Global Economy and Financial Reform

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

A co-ordinated policy is needed The word-wide financial crisis which started in late 2008 is not yet over. There are severe imbalances in the world economy and there is a great need for a well-coordinated economic policy between the world’s major economies. There remains serious uncertainty on the path towards recovery, especially in Europe and […]

Statement of the Council on the Middle East

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

Statement of the Council on the Middle East The Council of the Socialist International has addressed the current situation in the Middle East, together with representatives of its Palestinian and Israeli member parties. The Council is committed to contribute to find once more the path for dialogue, negotiation and progress to achieve peace, an utmost […]

Statement on the situation in South Ossetia

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

“I would like to express my serious concern over the violent fighting in South Ossetia (Georgia) and call for the immediate cessation of hostilities by all the parties and the swift resumption of negotiations in order to find a peaceful way out of this crisis. I deplore the loss of human lives and the suffering […]

Statement on Mauritania

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

“I strongly condemn the military overthrow of the government of Mauritania, a government that was elected in a multi-party democratic election in June 2007. As President of the Socialist International I call for respect for the rule of law and for the immediate restoration of constitutional order in Mauritania through dialogue between the political forces. […]

Statement after the tragedy caused by cyclone Nargis in Burma-Myanmar

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

“I am deeply saddened by the tragic loss of thousands of human lives and the destruction suffered by the people of Burma/Myanmar after cyclone Nargis struck the country. I wish to express my heartfelt sympathy to the families of the victims and my support and solidarity to all those who have lost their homes and […]

Statement on Pakistan

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

Statement following President Musharraf’s announcement to call a state of emergency “I am gravely concerned by the measures adopted yesterday in Pakistan, which will take Pakistan further away from democracy and the rule of law, stability and development. It is vital that the government acts in accordance with the Constitution, and abides by the commitment […]

Statement on the situation in Burma (Myanmar)

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

“I wish to express my unreserved solidarity to all the democratic citizens of Burma, who are mourning many recent victims in their struggle against the military dictatorship, to the heroic Aung San Suu Kyi, to the National League for Democracy, and to the exiled National Coalition Government. Citizens who demonstrate peacefully, Buddhist monks, and foreign […]

Address to the Greek people

PASOK, Press Office, Statement

“Fellow citizens, This summer, our nation has suffered many wounds. Deep wounds for Hellenism and our history. Injured families have lost their loved ones, their houses, and everything they owned. I am sure that I speak for every Greek citizen when I express my unconditional support and solidarity to all those who have suffered from […]

Statement condemning the terrorist attack in Beirut

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

“I strongly condemn the terrorist attack in Beirut that killed Member of Parliament Walid Eido, his son and six others, while injuring several other people. I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Lebanon. We condemn any attempt to destabilize […]

Statement regarding the G8 meeting in Germany

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

“In the coming days, the G8 leaders are meeting in Germany. The German Presidency’s ambitious agenda aims to provide a framework for the solution of such global problems as energy efficiency, sustainable development, and global warming. Closer cooperation with Africa to boost development and tackle poverty is also on the agenda. However, from the preliminary […]

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