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


A new development model will make Greece more competitive

Article, PASOK, Press Office

The Athens Chamber Of Commerce And Industry “Trade with Greece” Annual Business, Economic And Political Review (No39/2008) A new development model will make Greece more competitive Greek business Is poised to enter a new phase of development and expansion. In recent years, Greek products have remained competitive despite higher prices linked to the introduction of […]

Inter-religious dialogue

Article, PASOK

Ecumenical inter-religious discussions not only contribute to the atonement of religious traditions stemming from past traumatic experiences, but also promote inter-religious collaboration, with the purpose of confronting modern global problems. Distances are reduced only through dialogue during the current crucial period, thus establishing the conditions necessary for peoples’ collaboration and peaceful coexistence. Inter-religious dialogue bears […]

Civilization’s dialogue

Article, PASOK

Dialogue between Civilizations can be just as effective as the Olympic Truce in establishing peace. It allows for development and promotion of common value prerequisites to be determined, values, which, within the context of a wider understanding, could be integrated into the universal values of mankind. George A. Papandreou is quite in supporting that one […]

Statement on Pakistan

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

Statement following President Musharraf’s announcement to call a state of emergency “I am gravely concerned by the measures adopted yesterday in Pakistan, which will take Pakistan further away from democracy and the rule of law, stability and development. It is vital that the government acts in accordance with the Constitution, and abides by the commitment […]

Address to the Greek people

PASOK, Press Office, Statement

“Fellow citizens, This summer, our nation has suffered many wounds. Deep wounds for Hellenism and our history. Injured families have lost their loved ones, their houses, and everything they owned. I am sure that I speak for every Greek citizen when I express my unconditional support and solidarity to all those who have suffered from […]

Statement condemning the terrorist attack in Beirut

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

“I strongly condemn the terrorist attack in Beirut that killed Member of Parliament Walid Eido, his son and six others, while injuring several other people. I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Lebanon. We condemn any attempt to destabilize […]

‘If anybody can transform the SI’

Article, PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office

International socialism The people’s flag is palest pink May 10th 2007 From The Economist print edition At the hustings, socialism can be a drag A few days before the French presidential election, Ségolène Royal received a rousing endorsement from her comrades in the pan-European left, delivered in the emotive terms that a socialist of the […]

Initiatives for collective action to revert climate change

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

George A. Papandreou’s call for collective action, in his capacity as President of Socialist International, addressed to the Secretary General of the UN, the President of the USA and the Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives, in order to revert climate change. H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon Secretary General of the United Nations “Dear […]

Gandhi’s stand, that inspired so many, was a moral one

PASOK, Press Office, Speech

Address at the Conference “Peace, Nonviolence, Empowerment – Gandhian philosophy in the 21st Century” “Ms. Chairwoman, Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, Gandhi has inspired my generation at a younger age and, as Francesco Rutelli said, this was something which we thought about as his image loomed large in many instances: how we fight […]

Constructing a Progressive Future for the 21st Century

Article, PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office

By George A. Papandreou* Article to appear in the Italianieuropei. Bimestrale del riformismo italiano newspaper The future of social democracy in the 21st century is the subject of fierce debate. I see it playing a crucial historical role. In the 20th century, the USSR devalued the idea of socialism with its authoritarianism and concentration of […]