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

Press Office

Statement on the situation in Burma (Myanmar)

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

“I wish to express my unreserved solidarity to all the democratic citizens of Burma, who are mourning many recent victims in their struggle against the military dictatorship, to the heroic Aung San Suu Kyi, to the National League for Democracy, and to the exiled National Coalition Government. Citizens who demonstrate peacefully, Buddhist monks, and foreign […]

Letter to the leaders of the party-members of Socialist International

Activities, Message, President of Socialist International, Press Office

“Dear Comrades, In the past few days, the whole world has witnessed the tragic events that have unfolded in Greece as uncontrolled fires have destroyed forests, wildlife, livelihoods, and, most unfortunately, have cost human lives. As my country faces the biggest disaster since World War II, I take the liberty to write to you about […]

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 […]

Statement regarding the G8 meeting in Germany

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

“In the coming days, the G8 leaders are meeting in Germany. The German Presidency’s ambitious agenda aims to provide a framework for the solution of such global problems as energy efficiency, sustainable development, and global warming. Closer cooperation with Africa to boost development and tackle poverty is also on the agenda. However, from the preliminary […]

‘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 […]

On the Mecca agreement for a Palestinian national unity government

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Statement

“The Socialist International has always supported a two-state solution, Israel and Palestine, based on mutual recognition and existing side by side in peace and security. The renunciation of violence, the continuation of the peace process launched in Oslo in 1993, and the implementation of the Quartet’s Road Map are the best way forward to overcome […]

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 […]

Address at the meeting with the leaders of the March 14th Movement

President of Socialist International, Press Office, Speech, Statement

We are here today, as in the past, as we will be here in the future, wherever and whenever this might be necessary, to express our solidarity, to extend a helping hand, and above all to listen to you. We are gathered here today, members of the Socialist International, parties from different parts of the […]