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

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We could help mediate Middle East peace agreements

Interview, Press Office, Prime Minister

Greek PM to Haaretz: We could help mediate Middle East peace agreements Papandreou lands in Israel after short stop in Cyprus, dismisses suggestion, raised by one of his hosts, that his visit was directly related to the Israeli-Turkish crisis. By Avirama Golan Greece could help mediate peace agreements between Israel and its neighbors, its prime […]

Papandreou’s Odyssey

Interview, Press Office, Prime Minister

Interview to the bimonthly American magazine “Foreign Policy” by senior editor Benjamin Pauker Papandreou’s Odyssey GREEKS AREN’T LAZY The Greek prime minister has gone from leader of the socialist party to wielding the axe against entitlements — and his long journey has just begun. In an exclusive interview, George Papandreou looks to the future and […]

Reinvigorating Greece is an Olympian task

Interview, Press Office, Prime Minister

Interveiw to The Guardian Reinvigorating Greece is an Olympian task for prime minister Papandreou The irony of a socialist dismantling the state is not lost on Papandreou, particularly when it was set up by his own father Helena Smith in Poros When George Papandreou, the Greek prime minister, swims, he cuts through the water with […]

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 […]

We have made major changes

Interview, Press Office, Prime Minister

Interview of Greek Prime Minister George A. Papandreou on American network “PBS” Judy’s Woodruff show “NewsHour” with journalist Paul Solman Greek Prime Minister: Debt Recovery is ‘Daunting’ Judy Woodruff: Next: the beginning of a new series about the global economic situation. “NewsHour” economics correspondent Paul Solman will be reporting from Europe about the problems there […]

Greece working hard to tackle corruption

Interview, Press Office, Prime Minister

Interview to the BBC (Newsnight) Interview by Kirsty Wark Papandreou: Greece working hard to tackle corruption The Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou tells Kirsty Wark that his country is working hard to tackle tax evasion and corruption. He says the Greek public sector had previously been mismanaged and that there had been a lack of […]

Summit Meeting of the SEECP

Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

Speech at the Summit Meeting of the SEECP Heads of State / Government “Thank you, dear President, dear friend Abdullah, and congratulations on your outgoing chairmanship of the SEECP. Congratulations for organising this meeting, the warm hospitality, as always, and your overall excellent work over the past 12 months. You have been tackling, through a […]

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. […]

Interview in “Der Standard”

Interview, Press Office, Prime Minister

Interview von Ministerpräsident Giorgos Papandreou an der österreichischen Tageszeitung “Der Standard” mit Journalisten Christoph Prantner und András Szigetvári “Ich lade die Herren herzlich nach Athen ein” Für Griechenlands Premier Giorgos Papandreou hat sein Land das Gröbste überstanden Für Griechenlands Premier Giorgos Papandreou hat sein Land das Gröbste überstanden. Warum er seine Hoffnungen künftig in die […]

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