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


Interview on BBC News with Nik Gowing

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Greek PM: Default ‘is out of the question’ in Greece One of the issues being discussed at the World Economic Forum in Davos is the costs and benefits of austerity measures, particularly for those countries in Europe with deep economic problems.The BBC’s Nik Gowing speaks with the Greek prime minister George Papandreou about the significant […]

Interview on CNN with Richard Quest

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Interview on CNN in the show «Quest Means Business» with Richard Quest Richard Quest: In Davos last year, my next guest, the Greek Prime Minister, said that perhaps Greece would manage to avoid assistance. Well, we all know that that does not turn out to be the case. So first of all, Prime Minister, we […]

Interview on CNBC with Geoff Cutmore

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Interview on the American television network CNBC with Geoff Cutmore Geoff Cutmore: Well, let’s move our conversation here in Davos on Closing Bell. I am pleased to welcome George Papandreou, the Greek Prime Minister, to our position. Thank you, sir, for stopping by here. Look, I want to ask you this question about the extension […]

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The Wall Street Journal – Digital Network Dow Jones Newswires Greek Prime Minister Seeks to Reassure Investors on Debt Greece Takes Aim at Fears Over Debt By Nathalie Boschat And Frances Robinson PARIS — Greece’s prime minister sought to allay investor concerns over the country’s staggering debt burden Thursday, saying the country isn’t in talks […]

Radically Reforming-Greece-Post Crisis

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Newsweek — Article for Greece and interview with Greek Prime Minister in the magazine “Newsweek” (Quarterly special issue December 2010-February 2011 / special edition) How Europe’s NEW GOALS Will Pay Off By Stefan Theil Call it Greece’s China moment. Like an economy run into the ground by decades of socialism, as China’s was before the […]

Interview on the BBC show “HARDtalk”

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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 […]

Strengthened Greece-China ties will benefit both countries

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Interview to Chinese News Agency “Xinhua” with journalist Liang Yeqian Greece will beat economic crisis: PM Greece is changing and able to succeed in the battle against the current economic crisis, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said on Thursday. During an interview with Xinhua, Papandreou rejected persistent scenarios of a default risk and restructuring of […]

Interview with Nightly Business Report – PBS

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Susie Gharib (PBS): I met with the Prime Minister a short while ago. My first question: what’s the state of the Greek economy? Georges A. Papandreou : We have made major changes now. The economy is in a much better state because we’ve cut down the deficit by 40 percent. We are getting a vote […]

Interview with Reuters

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Reuters – Interview with Jen Rogers Jen Rogers: Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou just wrapped up his address to the Economic Club of New York, and he joins us now. During your talk, you were talking about taxes and trying to get a handle on that. And you mentioned cutting taxes for some industries, trying […]

Interview with Bloomberg

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Bloomberg Interview with Betty Liu Matt Miller: Bloomberg’s Betty Liu spoke with Prime Minister Papandreou just a short time ago at the New York Stock Exchange about the health of the Greek economy. Betty asked him why the markets aren’t convinced that Greece is doing what it needs to get back on track. George A. […]