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


The New Challenges for Greece in 21st Century Europe

PASOK, Press Office, Speech

“Ambassadors, dear friends, First let me thank PASOK’s members of the European Parliament for organizing this event, as well as for their dynamic presence on the European, global and Greek political scene. I apologise for my short delay, but as I was entering the hotel Mr. El Baradei called me and we had a long […]

Picking candidates by the numbers

Article, PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office

International Herald Tribune Picking candidates by the numbers George A. Papandreou International Herald Tribune ATHENS Athenian democracy All over the world, political parties face the problem of how to nominate candidates democratically. Democracy is less credible if the choices on the electoral ballot are not determined by truly democratic means. The main mechanism of democratizing […]

Socialism or global division?

Article, PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office

Daily Times (Pakistan) Socialism or global division?—George A Papandreou view: Socialism or global division?—George A Papandreou We must rethink the nature of employment in an increasingly automated, borderless, and mobile global economy. As capital is globalised, so basic labour standards should be global. Forced labour, child labour, and discrimination in the workplace must be eliminated […]

Socialist International Acceptance Speech

PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech

“It is a great honour to receive this vote of confidence. My special gratitude to you and to all the parties you represent here today. I take this vote of confidence as a challenge. A challenge for me. A challenge for us. A challenge for the Socialist International. The challenge is clear. We must strengthen […]

Turkish Daily News: A frıend that Turkey needs

Article, PASOK, Press Office

Opinion by Ariana FERENTINOU The recent unfortunate events and misunderstandings in Copenhagen, worrying developments surrounding the turban issue, the disturbing news of the Van affair and the even more worrying developments in the Southeast are dominating the political agenda in Turkey. Everybody living in this country, including foreign journalists like me, are becoming confused over […]

George A. Papandreou unique candidate for President of Socialist International

Activities, PASOK, President of Socialist International, Press Office

Socialist International to elect its President in Athens in January The Socialist International, the worldwide organisation of social democratic, socialist and labour parties, will elect its President at the upcoming meeting of its Council to be held in Athens on 30-31 January 2006. The election of the President will complete a process that began last […]

Speech addressed to the newly elected members of the Regional, Prefecture and Local Bodies

PASOK, Press Office, Speech

(Abstracts) “Comrades and companions, friends and friends, yesterday I spoke enough, so that there’s no need today that I develop our wider political positions. But I want to stress certain points that I believe will be useful for all of us and particularly for you, who now have undertaken this large work, the huge responsibility […]

As for the 31 years of PASOK: “let’s confer all together without prejudices”

Article, PASOK, Press Office

Eleftherotypia Newspaper – Article as for the 31 years of PASOK: “let’s confer all together without prejudices” Eleftherotypia – Article for the 31 years of PASOK: our principles and our values constitute our collegial soul. “3 September of 1974, 3 September 2005, 31 years PASOK. It is simply one day of memory? It only concerns […]

Ethnos newspaper – Article: “The New Democracy believes that Greece is of small fortune”

Article, PASOK, Press Office

Ethnos newspaper – Article: “The New Democracy believes that Greece is of small fortune” Ethnos- Article by George Papandreou, President of PASOK Greece needs profound changes – PASOK expresses the dynamism of society. When the New Democracy gained the vote of Greek population on 7 March 2004 many believed that it had changed, that it […]

Speech at the event for the 31st anniversary of the founding proclamation of PASOK

PASOK, Press Office, Speech

(Abstracts) “Many years to all of us. The river that is called PASOK, may go through difficult turning-points occasionally, but it does not turn ever back. And today your own presence, our own presence, shows our dynamism. 31 years PASOK. Companions and companions and, friends and friends, with altogether the new bodies of the Movement, […]