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 the passing of Jalal Talabani | 03.10.2017

At the inaguration of the Livaneli Cultural Centre | September 2017

A message of solidarity, pride for Sweden and empathy for the Swedish people

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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On the passing of Jalal Talabani | 03.10.2017

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

Athens, October 3, 2017   STATEMENT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIALIST INTERNATIONAL GEORGE A. PAPANDREOU ON THE PASSING OF JALAL TALABANI   Jalal Talabani, Mam Jalal, was a great leader, a man of principles, a true believer in progressive values. Having experienced the challenges of a long and difficult struggle for freedom and dignity he […]

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 […]

Cem-Papandreou Peace Award 2015 speech | 21.07.2015

Press Office, Speech

Dear friends, I am moved tonight. Tonight we come together, all our participants of the Symi Symposium,  to celebrate a first step in making a long standing dream come true. A dream I shared with my good friend and colleague Ismail Cem. Ismail was a charismatic personality, a courageous politician. When I was nominated Foreign […]

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: […]

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 […]

Statement by the President of Socialist International regarding the death of Gough Whitlam

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

Gough Whitlam, was a leader with vision. He tried to open up and reform the Australian Labour Party, to fight for a multicultural society , to promote gender equality. During his tenure as Prime Minister he initiated major reforms like free higher education and Medicare universal health system ,guaranteeing equal opportunities for all Australian citizens. […]

Statement by the President of Socialist International, George Papandreou

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

As ISIS forces are trying to gain control of the Syrian town of Kobani, near the turkish border, I wish to make an appeal to the international community for concerted action aiming to prevent a humanitarian tragedy and contain the risk of further destabilization of the broader region. In a statement adopted in New York, […]

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