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

TED Global: Imagine a European Democracy without borders

Former Prime Minister, President of Socialist International, Speech

This will not be a speech like any one I have ever given. I will talk to you today about the failure of leadership in global politics and in our globalizing economy. And I won’t provide some feel-good, ready-made solutions. But I will in the end urge you to rethink, actually take risks, and get […]

Statement on Tax Evasion

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

Statement by George Papandreou, President of Socialist International (SI) on Tax Evasion The SI has repeatedly called for international regulation, which will stem types of global financial activities that have led to tax evasion. The recent media investigation of this phenomenon comes as a resounding confirmation of our position. In 2008 we created the Commission […]

Open letter to SI member parties

Activities, Message, President of Socialist International, Press Office

Dear comrades, dear friends, On the 23rd of May the Social Democratic Party of Germany, SPD, will be celebrating its 150th anniversary, an occasion which will provide an opportunity to look back at its history and its achievements, and to pay homage to the memory of all those who contributed during these 150 years. We […]

Global crackdown on tax evasion and tax havens

Activities, Announcement, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

Socialist International calls for a global crackdown on tax evasion and tax havens The Socialist International (SI) has repeatedly called for international regulation to prevent tax evasion, which is robbing our economies of trillions of dollars every year. The recent media investigation of this phenomenon comes as a resounding confirmation of our position. In 2008, […]

SI President’s Statement on Albania

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

As President of the Socialist International I would like to appeal to both our Vice President and leader of SPA Edi Rama and the leader of the Socialist Movement for Integration Ilir Meta. My appeal is that both seriously consider uniting their forces in view of the upcoming elections in June 2013. Despite past differences, […]

PES leaders Meeting

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

Statement by George Α. Papandreou President of PASOK before attending the PES leaders Meeting In Brussels “Finally, conservative Europe is realising that we cannot get out of this crisis only through austerity measures. I would like to use a word which is not fiscal austerity, but fiscal responsibility. And fiscal responsibility means that we certainly […]

Socialist International Council meeting

Activities, President of Socialist International, Press Office

Following the XXIV Congress that took place in Cape Town, South Africa last September, the Socialist International is holding the first meeting of its Council, in Cascais, Portugal, on 4-5 February. The event will be hosted by SI member the Portuguese Socialist Party. Under the main heading “The World Economy: Our Vision for Growth, Jobs […]

The future of Greece

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

Interview on “Euronews”, with journalist Fariba Mavaddat George Papandreou was the leader of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (Pasok). In 2011 the former Prime Minister found himself in uncharted waters as he battled for his political survival as Greece fought a debt crisis and its future in the eurozone. His decision to call a referendum on […]

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