George A. Papandreou - President of Socialist International - Former Prime Minister
George A. Papandreou - President of Socialist International - Former Prime Minister
Presidency of Socialist International

Global crackdown on tax evasion and tax havens

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15 April 2013 — The Socialist International (SI) has repeatedly called for international regulation to prevent tax evasion, which is robbing our economies of trillions of dollars every year. The recent media investigation of this phenomenon comes as a resounding confirmation of our position. In 2008, the SI created a Commission on the Global Financial Crisis which highlighted the lack of effective international regulation and implementation mechanisms ... More »
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Statement by the President of Socialist International during Party of European Socialists's session
Presidency of Socialist International
George A. Papandreou

Council of the Socialist International

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Istanbul, Turkey, 12 November 2013 — Today we cherish a new friendship - despite the fact that unresolved issues remain, such as Cyprus - and it heartens me that thousands and thousands of Turks come to our islands today as warm and friendly tourists. Exchanges, trade, from joint ventures to sports and joint cookbooks - much has changed. Yesterday as I was returning to ATHENS to vote on a no - confidence motion in the Greek parliament, I sat next to a professional Greek dancer who had been here to teach Greek dances to enthusiastic Turks ... More »
Presidency of Socialist International
George A. Papandreou (Photo File)

Speech at the meeting of the newly elected Bureau of S.I.

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United Nations, New York, 28 September 2012 — I wish to welcome you all in New York, and in particular the newly elected members of our Presidium. A number of you, who have been re-elected, have attended several times this special working meeting that we hold every September in the framework of the UN General Assembly, since 2008. And I am very happy that we managed once again to continue this tradition. ... More »
Interviews

Greece is being scapegoated

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Athens, 30 May 2012 — Well, first of all, I would stick with this as an opportunity to really change the country. And as a matter of fact, two years on, we have made major reforms and this is not just something I am saying. Greece is number one in reforms amongst OECD countries ing to the OECD. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of pain ... More »
Sketches
Anna Lindh

Anna Lindh, ten years later...

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10 September 2013 — Ten years have passed since the unjustified death of Anna Lindh and some questions remain unanswered. In his funeral oration at the time George A. Papandreou had stressed in a very emotional way: “…If Anna you could walk the streets of Stockholm and talk to your fellow Swedes, as you always did with deep respect, openness and compassion, you will find much sorrow and pain, you will find much love and appreciation with the flowers they carry, you will find much bewilderment and questions ... More »
Short News
Presidency of Socialist International
6th annual meeting of the SI Presidium

6th annual meeting of the SI Presidium

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United Nations, New York, 26 September 2013 — In the context of the focus of the meeting on the struggle to gain new democracies and the pursuit of peace and security, UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres presented the plight of Syrian refugees, painting an extraordinarily detailed and in many ways bleak picture of the refugee crisis and regional destabilisation that have been provoked by the civil war. Over two million refugees have been individually registered outside of Syrian borders, with many more internally ... More »
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