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

Meeting with stakeholdres in the sector of tourism

PASOK, Press Office, Speech

(Abstracts) “…First of all, I would like to thank you for this very warm and human welcome, for your love. I too love Litohoro and the region. I have been here many times, although a long time ago. I believe that then we talked about matters concerning the youth and the development of the region. […]

Debate on Public Administration

PASOK, Press Office, Speech

Speech at the Parliament’s pre-Agenda debate on Public Administration (Abstracts) «… Our state is two centuries old. Only within the last 20 years, to which you insist to refer, have we seen a social welfare system operate. This was a system of objective hiring: local authorities. Only in this last 20 years we can speak […]

Meeting of the Socialist International

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

Declaration by George A. Papandreou following the meeting of the Presidency of International Socialist in Madrid “Declaration by George A. Papandreou following the meeting of the Presidency of International Socialist in Madrid “We had the occasion with Prime Minster of Spain Rodriquez Zapatero, to discuss about the anticipated Summit of the European Union. First of […]

Goteborgs-Posten – A Homecoming for the Spirit of the Games

Article, PASOK, Press Office

By George Papandreou In The Odyssey, Homer wrote that “There is no greater glory for a man in all his life that what he wins with his own feet and hands.” It is in this spirit that billions of people around the world will be watching the Athens Olympics during the next two weeks. Well […]

World Policy Journal – George Papandreou’s Honorable Legacy

Article, PASOK, Press Office

World Policy Journal (Volume XXI, No 1, Spring 2004) REFLECTIONS George Papandreou’s Honorable Legacy Nicholas X. Rizopoulos* There is the often told story about Winston Churchill learning the devastating news of his party’s electoral defeat, in July 1945, at the hands of a seemingly ungrateful British public, only to have his wife tell him that, […]

ministers: Laila Frevalds, George A. Papandreou and Erkki Tuomioja International Herald Tribune-“Toughen the Treaties” -Article by Foreign Ministers: Laila Frevalds, George A. Papandreou and Erkki Tuomioja

Article, Foreign Ministry, Press Office

“Toughen the Treaties” – Laila Frevalds, George A. Papandreou and Erkki Tuomioja Nuclear Arms The multilateral system of binding international agreements designed to control the proliferation of nuclear weapons is under increasing pressure. We need to step up collective efforts to defend and strengthen these treaties. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is the most universal […]

Krama magazine – Greece Takes the Lead in the Balkans

Article, Foreign Ministry, Press Office

By George Papandreou Last weekend, I visited Thrace. In towns in villages, I spoke with the inhabitants of this border region, with community and business leaders, with Christians and Muslims. Thrace has a symbolic significance for me. The positive results of Greece’s foreign policy in the Balkans and Turkey are reflected in the inhabitants’ new […]

e-Democracy for the European Union

Article, Foreign Ministry, Press Office

EDITORIAL e-Democracy for the European Union George A. Papandreou, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Greece The views expressed here are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Commission. It gives me great pleasure to co-edit this special issue of ‘The IPTS REPORT’, one of the first monthly journals to be published on […]

“Sharing the benefits of EU enlargement” – By George A. Papandreou and Chris Patten

Article, Foreign Ministry, Press Office

Kathimerini newspaper When Winston Churchill announced in September 1946: «I am now going to say something that will astonish you: The first step to re-create the European family must be a partnership between France and Germany,» he was pointing to the future foundations of the European Community. The Community became a Union, and with the […]

A big step forward for Europe’s community of values

Article, Foreign Ministry, Press Office

International Herald Tribune — Signing on to the EU • By George A. Papandreou A big step forward for Europe’s community of values ATHENS In Athens on Wednesday, Greece is proudly hosting one of the most significant events Europe has witnessed. Ten countries will sign a treaty bringing them into the European Union, completing the […]

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