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

GCDP open letter to President Obama

Statement on the passing of Mario Soares | 07.01.2017

Statement on the passing of Shimon Peres | 28.09.2016

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

President of Socialist International

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 […]

George A. Papandreou on the terrorist attacks in Paris | 14.11.2015

Announcement, President of Socialist International

Statement of the President of the Socialist International George A. Papandreou on the terrorist attacks in Paris     The  terrorist attacks  that took place in Paris , on  November 13,  aimed  to undermine the ecumenical values inspiring open, democratic and multicultural societies. They were designed, to cultivate fear. Fear that can easily  become a fertile […]

SI Statement on Greece | An Appeal to European Leaders | 05.07.2015

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

  | GREECE An Appeal to European Leaders | 05 JULY 2015   On the eve of the meeting of the Socialist International Council at the United Nations in New York on 6-7 July, the collective leadership of the organisation issued the following appeal to European leaders after the outcome of the referendum in Greece: […]

Papandreou & Pitella from Athens: “Greece needs progressive reforms – not austerity policies” | 22.05.2015

President of Movement of Democrats Socialists, President of Socialist International

The President of the Movement of Democratic Socialists and President of the Socialist International, George A. Papandreou, met today in Athens with the President  of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella.   Among other issues the two Leaders discussed  the European policies for addressing the crisis, the socialist […]

Socialist International President George A. Papandreou: “Save Palmyra” | 22.05.2015

Announcement, President of Movement of Democrats Socialists, President of Socialist International, Press Office

  Athens,  May 22nd, 2015 The President of the Socialist International and President of Movement of Democrats Socialists George A. Papandreou unites his voice with Unesco and other organizations on the need to respect the unique archeological site of Palmyra, a part of our common world heritage. He also reiterated the need for a ceasefire and […]

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 […]

George Papandreou, President of the Socialist International condemns the terrorist attack against Charlie Hebdo

Announcement, President of Socialist International, Press Office

The deadly attack against the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo is an attack against the freedom of the press, an attack against democracy. To condemn such an abominable act is not enough. We need to actively mobilize against the ideas that nurture terrorism. Freedom of expression is a fundamental principle of our movement. Respect of […]

Meeting of the Socialist International Committee on Migrations

Activities, President of Socialist International, Press Office

Meeting of the Socialist International Committee on Migrations Catania, Italy, 21-22 November 2014 DECLARATION OF CATANIA Original: Italian The Socialist International Committee on Migrations met in Catania on 21 and 22 November, hosted by the Italian Socialist Party. The meeting was chaired by the leader of the Italian Socialist MPs, Marco Di Lello, with the […]

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