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 IWD2019 | 08.03.2019

On the passing of Jalal Talabani | 03.10.2017

At the inaguration of the Livaneli Cultural Centre | September 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

PASOK

Council of the Socialist International (Opening)

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

OECD headquarters, Paris, France Speech at the opening of the Council of the Socialist International “Merci beaucoup. Chers amis, tout d’ abord je voudrais remercier le parti socialiste français et sa première secrétaire Martine Aubry pour avoir pris l’ initiative et organiser ce Conseil de l’ Internationale Socialiste à Paris. Le peuple français a une […]

Closing Ceremony of the 13th Symi Symposium

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Dear friends, ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues, MPs of the region, I wish first of all to thank the Mayor of Poros, Dimitris Stratigos, our host for the next few days, as well as of course the regional Governor of Piraeus, Giannis Mihas, who is welcoming us to the broader Argosaronikos region for his hospitality […]

Opening Ceremony of the 13th Annual Symi Symposium

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

“Dear friends, welcome to the 13TH Symi Symposium; let me welcome both newcomers and old friends. It’s great to see you on this special occasion on this very special and unique year, for Greece at least, but I think for the world too. I’d like to begin by saying a few words in Greek, so […]

The need for solidarity is imperative

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

Speech at the meeting of the Council of Socialist International “Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, let me first thank the United Nations Secretary General for hosting us here in this location which is very important, from both a symbolical but also a political point of view. But let me also begin with a few words […]

Speech at the closure of the SI Council Meeting

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

“I will be very brief, as many of us have to catch a plane. Some have already gone to the airport, and I am also leaving for Turkey to attend a meeting. Overall it was a very productive meeting. We had good attendance, and a lively discussion that showed there is great consensus amongst us. […]

In the face of a crisis for Greece and the EU

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

Speech at the “Economist Conference” – What is shaping the global agenda? 14th Roundtable with the Government of Greece Shaping Agenda: «In the face of a crisis for Greece and the EU» “Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends and dear guests, I thank you for gracing me with this invitation to give the opening speech of […]

Address to the Hungarian Socialist Party

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

Speech (and intervention) at an event by the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) “First of all, on the rebirth of the socialist movement, if you like, first of all I would say that around the world there are many countries that have left or social democratic governments. So we should not take Europe as the example, […]

Renewing Europe’s Security Dialogue

Article, PASOK, Press Office

by Geroge A. Papandreou ATHENS – The year 2009 has been one of great change, taking place amidst even greater uncertainty. Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the resilience of the post-Cold War security system in Europe is being tested. Longstanding conflicts remain unresolved and complex new challenges are emerging. Energy security, […]

The Social Democratic Way Forward

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Speech at the Socialist International Council Meeting on “At a turning point for a sustainable future – the Social Democratic Way Forward” “Allow me now to speak in English, and also to thank you all for your support and solidarity for the struggle for change, also in my country, in Greece. The people in Greece, […]

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