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Andreas Papandreou

After 45 Years, Anniversary of Founding of PASOK More a Memorial than a Celebration

Ever since the 1980s, September 3rd has been celebrated by many Greeks as the day the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) was established by the charismatic Andreas Papandreou, one of the emblematic political figures of post-war Greece. Shortly after the fall...

Greece Remembers Great Reformist Andreas Papandreou 23 Years after his Death

It was June 23, 1996 when Greece lost its first leftist prime minister and great reformist Andreas Papandreou, a politician who was adored by some and disliked by others. Like all great politicians, Papandreou had many admirers and equally as...

Prominent Journalist and Politician Yannis Kapsis Dies at 88

Former minister of the PASOK governments in the 80s Yannis Kapsis died at the age of 88, in the early hours of Monday morning. Kapsis was a close associate of former PM Andreas Papandreou; who handed him government posts on...

Mitsotakis: I am Interested in How Greece will Be in 2030, not How it Was in 1980

The prime minister was once again "fishing in murky waters" and turning to the past because he had sabotaged the country's present and future, main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis commented on Sunday, in response to the publication...

'Was Andreas a Liar?': Tsipras Article on PASOK Founder in 'Documento'

In an article appearing this Sunday - on the same date as PASOK founder Andreas Papandreou announced the formation of his new party in 1974 - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras tracks PASOK's meteoric rise from the political fringe to...

Andreas Papandreou Unites 20 Years After His Death: Tsipras-George Papandreou Together [pictures]

The country's political leadership gathered together for the opening of the exhibition, titled "Andreas G. Papandreou, 1919-1996: Personal and Political Journey" at the Hellenic Parliament Foundation, 20 years after the death of the socialist statesman who established the PASOK...

Twenty Years Since the Death of Andreas Papandreou, the Man Who Changed Greek Politics

It's been 20 years since the death of Andreas Papandreou, the former prime minister of Greece and PASOK founder, and for many, the man who changed Greek politics. Being the first proclaimed socialist prime minister of Greece, Papandreou's policies generated...

Former U.S. Ambassador to Greece, Monteagle (Monty) Stearns, Dies at the Age of 91

Monteagle (Monty) Stearns, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Greece from August 1981 through September 1985, has died. Stearns served in Athens during the premiership of Andreas Papandreou. Stearns had also served at the U.S. Embassy in Greece in...

The Greek debt crisis was announced to the world 6 years ago….are we any nearer to ending it?

On October 4th 2009, the center-left PASOK party, led by George Papandreou, defeated Kostas Karamanlis after 5 years of New Democracy rule. While the murmurings of a debt problem had surfaced in the run-up to the elections, none of the...

Poorly Executed Negotiation Tactics Led to Syriza’s Capitulation, Says Harvard

Ever since the outbreak of the Greek debt crisis and the subsequent bailout programs that followed (the first one in May 2010 by the Papandreou government and the second one in June 2012 under the Samara’s government), numerous analysts...