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

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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 […]

No more Iraqs!

Article, Foreign Ministry, Press Office

Article by Anna Lindh and Giorgios Papandreou, foreign ministers, respectively of Sweden and Greece, published in Dagens Nyheter [Unofficial translation] For more than a decade, the United Nations Security Council has wrestled with the issue of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The international community has been deeply divided on how to effectively deal with […]

The Wall Street Journal Europe entitled – Article by FM Mr. George A. Papandreou

Article, Foreign Ministry, Press Office

The situation in Iraq has triggered a serious crisis in international affairs. But crises often create opportunities. Crises allow deeper issues and challenges to surface, and it is these challenges we must now collectively address. It is with this in mind that the Greek presidency of the European Union has invited Mahmoud Hammoud and Amre […]

Actions by the Olympic Truce

Article, Foreign Ministry

On July 24th 2000, the International Olympics Academy inaugurated in conjunction with Greece the International Center for the Olympic Truce, an international NGO seated in our country. Together, with the International Foundation of the Olympic Truce, a Foundation maintaining headquarters in Lausanne, the Center introduces a unique tool within the international arena to promote peace […]

The Olympic Truce objectives

Article, Foreign Ministry

The idea of the Olympic Truce is based upon the deep belief that athletics and Olympic ideals can contribute to the creation of a peaceful and better world. The basic aim of this endeavor is to facilitate initiatives that promote dialog, reconciliation, mutual understanding, solidarity and peace. The Olympic Truce is a performance of all […]

Speech by George A. Papandreou in the Socialist International Council

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

    Compañeros,compañeras: Quisiera darles una fraternal bienvenida a nuestros delegados, algunos de los cuales han hecho un muy largo viaje para estar con nosotros en Ciudad de Mexico para esta reunión del Consejo de la Internacional Socialista. El Consejo, que se celebra durante la Mundial, pero el espíritu competitivo del futbol no ha afectado […]

G.A. Papandreou & L. Ayala: For a Europe with our ideals at heart

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

The Socialist International, which brings together socialist, social democratic, labour and other progressive parties from all continents, is deeply concerned over the results of the European elections that took place 22-25 May to elect the new members of the European Parliament. From the perspective of our global movement, serious and disturbing issues have emerged in […]