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

Press Office

We must join forces to face the challenges ahead

Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

Millennium Development Goals Summit “Ladies and gentlemen, dear President, ten years ago the Millennium Development Goals expressed a realization, the realization that we are all in this together. Whatever the problem, wherever it hits, sooner or later it will affect us all. In our interdependent world there is no problem that can be dealt with […]

Yes, it is possible

Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

Speech at 75th Thessaloniki International Fair “Ladies and Gentlemen, Your Holiness, President of the International Fair, Representatives of Producer Groups, Eleven months have elapsed since the Greek people entrusted us with the running of the country. We were asked to stop the downward spiral to catastrophe, to change tack. Over these 11 months we have […]

‘There is real danger in global austerity

Interview, Press Office, Prime Minister

Interview in Christian Science Monitor The Christian Science Monitor — Prime minister of Greece: ‘There is real danger in global austerity’ The prime minister of Greece, George Papandreou, says his country is earning a new credibility after its debt crisis. Athens, Greece George Papandreou is the prime minister of Greece. He spoke with Global Viewpoint […]

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 […]

Closing Ceremony of the 13th Symi Symposium

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Dear friends, ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues, MPs of the region, I wish first of all to thank the Mayor of Poros, Dimitris Stratigos, our host for the next few days, as well as of course the regional Governor of Piraeus, Giannis Mihas, who is welcoming us to the broader Argosaronikos region for his hospitality […]

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 […]

Statement on the Global Economy and Financial Reform

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

A co-ordinated policy is needed The word-wide financial crisis which started in late 2008 is not yet over. There are severe imbalances in the world economy and there is a great need for a well-coordinated economic policy between the world’s major economies. There remains serious uncertainty on the path towards recovery, especially in Europe and […]

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