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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Speech at the PES Council

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

‘The Future And The Challenges Of Contemporary Social Democracy’ “Thank you, Poul. Dear friends, dear comrades, I am glad to be here with our social democratic family, in this crucial Council in Warsaw, a Council that finds Europe at a critical crossroads, a moment of truth, a moment of truth for Europe, a moment of […]

Speech at OSCE Summit

Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

“Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank Kazakhstan, our host, President Nazarbayev, for your warm welcome to this first OSCE summit in Central Asia. This summit, the first in eleven years, presents us with both an opportunity and a challenge. It is an opportunity to renew our commitment to regional security by revamping this […]

Speech at the 3rd Africa-EU Summit

Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

“Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. At this late hour, let me try to be brief. I represent a country, Greece, which has recently witnessed a very serious financial crisis. Now, how is this financial crisis relevant to our discussion on climate change? Well, it is, in many ways. First of all, Greece is a country […]

Council of the Socialist International (Closure)

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

OECD headquarters, Paris, France Speech at the close of the Council of the Socialist International “Thank you very much. I will be brief. First of all, this Council has very specific results and resolutions. We have repeated the importance of building a sound financial system, which gives priority to growth, to jobs, to social justice. […]

Interview on the BBC show “HARDtalk”

Interview, Press Office, Prime Minister

Interview by Prime Minister George A. Papandreou on the BBC show “HARDtalk” with Stephen Sackur Stephen Sackur: Prime Minister George Papandreou, welcome to Hardtalk. George A. Papandreou: Nice to be here. Stephen Sackur: Let me begin with some words just uttered by the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy. He says the EU […]

Council of the Socialist International (Opening)

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

OECD headquarters, Paris, France Speech at the opening of the Council of the Socialist International “Merci beaucoup. Chers amis, tout d’ abord je voudrais remercier le parti socialiste français et sa première secrétaire Martine Aubry pour avoir pris l’ initiative et organiser ce Conseil de l’ Internationale Socialiste à Paris. Le peuple français a une […]

Speech at the “News Xchange 2010” Conference

Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

Mark Little (Coordinator): Good morning. My name is Mark Little. I think we have watched some of the stories that defined the last year, but I think perhaps the most persistent and most profound are the aftershocks of the financial crisis. And I think I speak particularly for the Europeans in the room when I […]

Mediterranean Green Development Investors Forum

Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

“Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Greece. I am happy to address such a distinguished audience with such strong interest in the opportunities for green growth and green investment in the Mediterranean that stand before us. Those of you who have already moved ahead and are now business leaders in this sector will be the first […]

Mediterranean Climate Change Initiative

Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

“Dear Prime Ministers, dear Tayyip, dear Ministers, dear Ambassadors, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, It’s a great pleasure to welcome you all in Athens and I am happy that, although the sun is playing hide and seek behind the clouds, the Mediterranean climate is on our side today because people have been travelling to the […]

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