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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Strengthened Greece-China ties will benefit both countries

Interview, Press Office, Prime Minister

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 […]

Address at the Foreign Policy Association

Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

Taking on Global Challenges: Why Europe is More Relevant than Ever “Your Eminence, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, Massimo, John, Thank you very much, Bob, for those gracious comments about learning more from me than from the oracle. Sometimes, of course, I myself feel that I would like to consult the oracle these last few […]

Interview with Nightly Business Report – PBS

Interview, Press Office, Prime Minister

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 […]

We are forging ahead with a wave of reforms

Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

Speech at New York’s Economic Club “Ladies and gentlemen, Andy, it’s an honor to speak to you today. Since I took office almost a year ago, Greece and the European Union have faced unprecedented challenges. So I would like to give you a pragmatic picture of the real problems Greece is facing, the progress the […]

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. […]

Press Conference at the NYSE

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Press Conference at the New York Stock Exchange Marshall Carter : Ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of NYSE Euronext, I’d like to welcome Prime Minister Papandreou here to the NYSE. We just had a very engaging, delightful lunch conversation about all the hard work that is going on here and in Greece. And I think […]

We must join forces to face the challenges ahead

Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

Millennium Development Goals Summit “Ladies and gentlemen, dear President, ten years ago the Millennium Development Goals expressed a realization, the realization that we are all in this together. Whatever the problem, wherever it hits, sooner or later it will affect us all. In our interdependent world there is no problem that can be dealt with […]

Yes, it is possible

Press Office, Prime Minister, Speech

Speech at 75th Thessaloniki International Fair “Ladies and Gentlemen, Your Holiness, President of the International Fair, Representatives of Producer Groups, Eleven months have elapsed since the Greek people entrusted us with the running of the country. We were asked to stop the downward spiral to catastrophe, to change tack. Over these 11 months we have […]

‘There is real danger in global austerity

Interview, Press Office, Prime Minister

Interview in Christian Science Monitor The Christian Science Monitor — Prime minister of Greece: ‘There is real danger in global austerity’ The prime minister of Greece, George Papandreou, says his country is earning a new credibility after its debt crisis. Athens, Greece George Papandreou is the prime minister of Greece. He spoke with Global Viewpoint […]