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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Labor • Youth

Erasmus for jobs

Creating jobs for Europe’s youth is a critical matter with profound implications for social and intergenerational justice. We ask for your constructive contribution to this Erasmus for Jobs proposal – your ideas, suggestions, modifications, and, of course, disagreements – to help advance this important debate.

Economy & Development

Austerity and Euroscepticism towards the European Elections: Who will define Europe’s future?

The measures taken to overcome the crisis seem not to work in favor of European integration. On the contrary, the crisis has given rise to extremist voices and dangerous stereotypes which, in turn, have created rifts between the peoples of Europe.


Is Democracy increasingly at risk?

Nowadays, the powerful influence of markets and financial centers poses the same threat to our collective social progress.