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

 

Statement on the passing of Mario Soares | 07.01.2017

Athens, January 7th, 2017

 

Statement on the passing of Mario Soares

Mario Soares, honorary President of the Socialist International, through his life and accomplishments, gave a real meaning to the words socialist and democrat. Active in politics since his early youth, he fought against Salazar ‘s dictatorship. Following the Carnation Revolution he became the first civilian leader of the Portuguese state.

He played an important role in the accession of Portugal in the European Community, but also wishing to be consistent with his world vision he contributed to the independence of the Portuguese colonies in Africa. Actively supporting peace building in the Middle East and other conflict areas of the world, together with Willy Brandt and Olof Palme he belongs to the emblematic figures, associated with the progressive movement and the Socialist International.

We first met in exile, when my father Andreas and the PAK movement fought against the dictatorship. Since those times, I believe he had a kind spot in his heart for the Greek people.

In the context of our long friendship and collaboration, I was always impressed by his wisdom and his relevant remarks on complex global issues. Let’s hope, that progressive leaders of today will closely study how he managed to put his beliefs into action and be inspired by his ideas.

Mario, we will miss you.

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