George Papandreou

April 23, 2010: Ten Years Since the Official Beginning of the Greek Financial Crisis

It was a day much like this on April 23, 2010, when the then-Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou announced from picturesque Castellorizo Island that Greece would officially ask for financial assistance from its fellow Eurozone member-states as the...

Former Speaker of the House Filippos Petsalnikos Dies at 70

One of Greece's most prominent politicians and former Speaker of the House, Filippos Petsalnikos died on Friday at the age of 70. There is still no official information about the reason for his death, but he had reportedly been facing...

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...

Papandreou Urges Jeremy Corbyn To Revoke Brexit

Former Greek Prime Minister and President of the Socialist International, George Papandreou, along with Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and MEP Dimitris Papadimoulis, have co-signed an open letter to British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. The letter to the British...

Former Greek PM George Papandreou Honored in Turkey (photos)

Former Greek prime Minister George Papandreou was honored in Turkey for his contribution to improving relations between Greece and Turkey and the promotion of peace. At a ceremony in Istanbul he as presented an award by Ekrem İmamoğlu, the mayor...

Flashback to the Funeral that Became the First Mass Protest Against the 1967 Junta

On November 1, 1968 the death of emblematic political leader Georgios Papandreou gave about 300,000 Greeks the opportunity to get out in the streets and demonstrate against the cruel dictators who had taken over the country on April 21,...

Former Greek PM Papandreou to Receive 2017 Distinguished Leadership Award

Former Prime Minister George Papandreou (2009-2011), still a controversial political figure in Greece, will be honored with the International Leadership Association (ILA) Distinguished Leadership Award. The award ceremony is scheduled on October 13 in Brussels, Belgium at ILA's global...

First Instance Court Commences Civil Suit of Navy Officer Against Former PM Papandreou Over Pre-Election Pledges

On Thursday a First Instance Court discussed a civil lawsuit filed by a retired Lieutenant of the Navy against former prime minister George Papandreou, in which he is requesting compensation totaling 260,000 euros for moral damage suffered from the latter’s...

Former Greek PM Papandreou Joins Democratic Alignment

On Thursday the former Socialist prime minister George Papandreou announced that he is re-joining forces with the base of his old party PASOK. Papandreou said in a statement that his own political party which he formed called The Movement of...