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 IWD2019 | 08.03.2019

On the passing of Jalal Talabani | 03.10.2017

At the inaguration of the Livaneli Cultural Centre | September 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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XXIV Congress of the Socialist International

Activities, President of Socialist International, Press Office

For a new internationalism and a new culture of solidarity Cape Town 30 August-01 September 2012 The Socialist International, the worldwide organisation that brings together 162 political parties and organisations from across the globe, is holding its XXIV Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, on Thursday 30, Friday 31 August and Saturday 1 September 2012. […]

XXIV Congress of the Socialist International

Activities, President of Socialist International, Press Office

For a new internationalism and a new culture of solidarity Cape Town 30 August-01 September 2012 The Socialist International, the worldwide organisation that brings together 162 political parties and organisations from across the globe, is holding its XXIV Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, on Thursday 30, Friday 31 August and Saturday 1 September 2012. […]

The real problems have to do with the need for growth

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Speech (extracts) at the Meeting of Leaders of socialist parties of South Eastern Europe at Salonika “Well, let me begin, first of all, by welcoming you. It is a great pleasure to have you here in Thessaloniki. I believe it is a very important occasion, because of the upcoming, first of all, Congress of the […]

Annual International Conference “ICICTE 2012”

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Address by George A. Papandreou at the Annual International Conference “ICICTE 2012” (International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education) (Transcript) “Dear friends, first of all thank you. It is an honor to be here, again, with you, and I wanted to be with you at this moment, because not only do I feel a […]

Statement at the PES Leaders meeting

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

Statement at the PES Leaders meeting “This is a make-or-break moment for Europe. For those who say that we should not pool our risks in Europe, I would say we already have pooled our risks and by not creating greater confidence in the European structures, in the Eurozone, by not taking bold steps to pool […]

Euro exit would be “catastrophic”

Former Prime Minister, Interview, Press Office

 Interview to Scott Pelley – CBS News (CBS News) President Obama recently expressed concern over the financial debt crisis in Europe. No one knows more about that problem than now-former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, who had lost his job over the situation last November. Greece could become the first European country to abandon the […]

Greece is being scapegoated

Former Prime Minister, Interview, President of Socialist International, Press Office

Interview of former Prime Minister George A. Papandreou on the Chrstiane Amanpour’s program (CNN) Christiane Amanpour: Mister Papandreou, welcome to the program. George A. Papandreou : Very nice to be with you,Christiane. Christiane Amanpour: You know, as I was getting ready for this interview, I remembered sitting down with you more than two years ago, […]

We need a more democratic Europe

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

Statement at the session of PES “This is a make-or-break moment, both for Greece and for Europe; and Greece has come a long way. We have made major sacrifices, because we want to see a transparent Greece, a competitive Greece, a dynamic Greece, a just Greece, and we want to remain in the euro. But, […]

We need more Europe rather than less

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Speech at the Annual Google “Zeitgeist” Conference “Dear Friends, It is truly an honor to be with you here, to share my thoughts with you on so many of today’s challenges. Greece has been squarely in the eye of the storm for the last three years. Only just yesterday the G8, again was pondering over […]

The S. I. on Global Financial Issues

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

Excerpts of the President of the Socialist International, George A. Papandreou, at the meeting of Socialist International on Global Financial Issues, taking place in New York “Dear friends, the European Union and the eurozone have faced major challenges, and I would say we still face a major challenge, even though we have taken some very […]

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