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

Prime Minister

An Opportunity for Europe

Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

Speech at the Humboldt-University of Berlin on “Addressing the Financial Crisis. An Opportunity for Europe” “Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. President, Jan-Hendrik Olbertz, Professor Perniche, Ms. Marie-Therese Haeusler, Deputy Head of the EC Representation in Berlin, It is indeed an honour to speak here today, and with great emotion, since both my father and grandfather were […]

Interview on “The Huffington Post”

Interview, Press Office, Prime Minister

Steven Hill Political writer and columnist My Interview With Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou… From the Top of the Acropolis My interview with Prime Minister Papandreou. The next day I interviewed Prime Minister Papandreou. Prime ministers are generally pretty busy people, especially when you are the prime minister of a country in the middle of […]

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

Interview, Press Office, Prime Minister

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 […]

A year of consolidation and reform

Announcement, Press Office, Prime Minister, Statement

Greece meets ambitious targets in 2010 January 2011 Last year, the deepening sovereign debt crisis was the major talking point at Davos. Greece’s newly elected Prime Minister, George Papandreou, pledged to restore the country’s fiscal health and push through a sweeping reform agenda. One year later, with the support of an EU/IMF stabilisation mechanism, Greece […]

Europe: Back to the Drawing Board?

Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

Davos World Economic Forum 2011 – Europe: Back to the Drawing Board? The session includes: – George A. Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece – Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom – Jean-Claude Trichet, President, European Central Bank, Frankfurt – Jacob Wallenberg, Chairman, Investor, Sweden; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting […]

Interview, Press Office, Prime Minister

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 […]

New World, New Capitalism

Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

Speech at the Symposium “New World, New Capitalism” I’d like to thank you for honouring me with this invitation to speak to such a distinguished audience. I assume that this is in recognition not of some academic work I have done on the title of the topic, but because of the scars I and my […]

Radically Reforming-Greece-Post Crisis

Interview, Press Office, Prime Minister

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 […]