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Former PM Papandreou Hired as Blogger


Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, apart from being invited to teach at universities, will from now on be writing for a new website being developed by Arianna Huffington.

The Greek-American author and columnist best known for her famous news blog “The Huffington Post” has asked the former PM to submit pieces to a new online edition called “The World Post” she is planning together with investor magnate Nicolas Berggruen.

Opposed to the free Huffington Post where every blogger is able to submit his opinion and write articles, World Post will feature articles and comments by politicians and businessmen, including interviews-videos with incumbent and former heads of states. Papandreou is already writing a piece on youth unemployment in Europe.

Among the special advisors of the website, are former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

The website is planned to make a debut during the World Economic Forum held in Davos of Switzerland within January. The first edition will feature an interview with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Huffington and Berggruen have strong faith that their new concept will be welcomed by a wider audience than just the wealthy. As stated by Huffington “all those people running a government or a big corporation can write their articles next to an unemployed individual in Spain or student in Brazil.”

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