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

President of Socialist International

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, […]

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, […]

A state and a market that will serve the citizens

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Speech at the Summer University of La Rochelle in France (An event organized annually by the French Socialist Party) “I am often asked the question around the world: What makes us different from the right? And I want to bring an optimistic message to you, that people around the world are looking for an alternative, […]

Speech at the 6th Congress of Fatah

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

“Dear friends, dear comrades, ladies and gentlemen, dear President Mahmoud Abbas, dearest brother Abu Mazen, aSalaam ‘Alaykum. I sincerely thank you for this invitation, the opportunity to share this historic moment with you on Palestinian soil. In today’s world of change, few things remain constant, but one thing that remains constant is our valued friendship, […]

This year was a very challenging year

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Speech at the opening session of thw 12th Symi Symposium “Dear friends, welcome to this 12th Symi Symposium. As you know, the music on that video was by the famous George Markakis. And I welcome you to Skiathos, which we have not visited before in our Symi Symposium, a beautiful part of Greece. Just north […]

Technology has a capability to empower our societies

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Address at the International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education held at Corfu, Greece “Well, ladies and gentlemen, Nancy and dear friends, first of all let me also apologize for the delay. I hope you in this beautiful island of Corfu have, even with the delay, time to enjoy this place and the warmth […]

Our agenda creates a common family

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Speech at the closing session of the Council of Socialist International held in Budva Montenegro “Thank you very much. I think this has been a very productive Council. I just want one point; I don’t want to make a long summary of what we have said and done, but I think one point I’d like […]

Our relevance is to wage the battle of ideas

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Speech at the Montenegro Council of the SI “Dear friends, dear comrades, I would like to thank our hosts for their hospitality. I would like to thank Milo Đukanović, Prime Minister and leader of the Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro, for his hospitality. I would like to also thank Ranko Krivokapić, President of the […]

Audience questions after a speech to the LSE

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Audience questions after a speech by George A. Papandreou to the LSE, on “Progressive Governance: Greece and the new international order” Speaker: George Papandreou Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone Kevin Featherstone: One gets the sense that the left is on the defensive. You are suggesting that the left should promote a new agenda of new global […]

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