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

On the passing of Jalal Talabani | 03.10.2017

At the inaguration of the Livaneli Cultural Centre | September 2017

A message of solidarity, pride for Sweden and empathy for the Swedish people

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

Former Prime Minister

GCDP open letter to President Obama

Activities, Former Prime Minister

January 9th, 2017   Mr. President,   We wish to thank you for the great commitment you have shown to revisit the punitive approach to drug policy, particularly with regards to the pardon of low-level drug offenders.   These individuals have committed no violent act, yet they have been judged as criminals under strict drug […]

Statement on the passing of Mario Soares | 07.01.2017

Former Prime Minister, President of Movement of Democrats Socialists, President of Socialist International, Statement

Athens, January 7th, 2017   Statement on the passing of Mario Soares Mario Soares, honorary President of the Socialist International, through his life and accomplishments, gave a real meaning to the words socialist and democrat. Active in politics since his early youth, he fought against Salazar ‘s dictatorship. Following the Carnation Revolution he became the […]

“We need to humanize globalization” | Interview on Club de Madrid | 24.06.2016

Former Prime Minister, Interview, President of Socialist International

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 consequence of the Syrian war. According to the latest numbers, 4.7 million people found refuge in neighboring countries as they […]

Success in Cyprus will help peace in wider region | 19.04.2016

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

Finding a solution in Cyprus is important for a region suffering from ethnic and religious conflicts, sending a strong message that there is another model where peace can replace conflict, former Greek Prime Minister Yorgo Papandreu has told the Hürriyet Daily News. As the statesman who initiated reconciliation with Turkey as foreign minister in the 1999 with […]

Statement of the Movement of Democrats Socialists regarding Corriere de la Sera article

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

Corriere de la Sera today, quoting parts of a new book by Falciani, published absolutely false allegations, linking the name of Ms. Margarita Papandreou with the Falciani/Lagarde List of Greek nationals holding deposits abroad. Mr. Falciani makes an outrageous defamatory conjecture that the Prime Minister of Greece was blackmailed by Sarkozy to enter a loan agreement […]

Statement by George A. Papandreou on Greece’s return to the financial markets

Former Prime Minister, President of Socialist International, Statement

After almost four years of painful efforts by the Greek people, our country is now in a position to emerge from the crisis. Greece’s return to the financial markets is an especially important and decisive development in this direction. The cost of these efforts could have been smaller, and our return to the markets could […]

George Papandreou: Lessons Learned in the Wake of the Arab Spring

Former Prime Minister, Interview, President of Socialist International

  Former Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou, leading comparative constitutionalist David Fontana, and Tunisian human rights activist Amira Yahyaoui share their lessons learned in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings. Introduction by Jeffrey Rosen, CEO of the National Constitution Center.

George Papandreou’s interview in “Indian Express”

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

George Papandreou, a third-generation scion of Greece’s foremost political family, entered the global spotlight with his efforts to turnaround his country’s economy during the height of the European debt crisis. Upon becoming Prime Minister in 2009, Papandreou’s government inherited a deficit that was much larger than was reported. As PM, he tried implementing some key […]

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