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George Papandreou

What the Last Generation of Refugees in Olof Palme's Sweden Can Teach Europe Today

George Papandreou | Posted 03.02.2016 | World
George Papandreou

ATHENS, Greece -- Europe can, and must, prepare for the return of so many who will be called upon to rebuild destroyed societies. Crucially, they will become the architects and engineers of new societies that can withstand the authoritarianism of dictators, fundamentalists and populists.

Former Greece PM: Greeks Won’t Tolerate A Government That Destroys Their Sacrifices

The WorldPost | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 09.21.2015 | World

As Greece prepares to head to the polls for the third time this year, The WorldPost spoke with former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou about how...

How to Repair Europe by Leveraging German Overreach

Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.27.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

CORFU, Greece -- The opportunity now is to leverage German overreach against itself, like in judo, to flip the agenda of building Europe's future toward a broader approach beyond sovereign debt and the euro.

Why Reform Will Fail in Greece

Theodoros Arapis | Posted 06.14.2015 | World
Theodoros Arapis

Five years into Greece's fiscal emergency, the Troika is justifiably skeptical about this week's make-or-break negotiations with Athens. Its leaders have heard these commitments before. For Syriza, this will be its most important test.

Appeal to Europe's Leaders: Give Greece a Chance

George Papandreou | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
George Papandreou

The fiscal adjustment we have accomplished was done much less through reform, i.e. reorganizing the management of our country, public sector and economy, and more through cuts and taxes. However this has placed an inordinate burden on the middle class, it has created an army of young unemployed and many households are under the poverty line.

ONE ON ONE: George Papandreou On The Promise Of A United Europe

The WorldPost | Katherine Keating | Posted 02.11.2014 | World

George Papandreou, the ex-prime minister of Greece, discusses a united Europe as part of The WorldPost's new series, ONE ON ONE, which gives voice to ...

Will Europe's Jobless Generation Ever Find Work?

The World Post | Katherine Keating | Posted 02.07.2014 | World

Twenty-six million European youth are looking for work. Even as the Eurozone inches toward recovery, new jobs remain scarce. In this video series, ...

Fish Discover Water Last - 2

Iram Ganju | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
Iram Ganju

It's Not about Us or Them At the same time, the more unaware we are about where our cultural GPS is positioned, the greater the likelihood that we ma...

WATCH: A Europe Without Borders?

TEDGlobal | Posted 08.12.2013 | TED Weekends

TED and and The Huffington Post are excited to co-premiere a selection of the latest talks from TEDGlobal 2013. Taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland,...

A Greek Fable, Part One: The Globalization of Opportunism

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 08.12.2012 | World
Peter Alexander Meyers

What really will raise resistance in the centers of financial and despotic power around the world is this civic impulse.

Ex-Prime Minister: Greece May Run Out Of Money 'In A Few Weeks'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business

It’s only a matter of weeks before Greece goes broke, at least according to the country’s former Prime Minister. George Papandreou, the former...

No Money, No Honey

Amalia Negreponti | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
Amalia Negreponti

We are doing everything halfheartedly, taking part in a frenzied campaign to keep ourselves heartened, to convince ourselves not to give up.

Arianna On The Crisis In Greece

New York Times | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business

AS I follow the modern Greek tragedy unfolding in Europe, I flash back to the 18 years I spent in Athens, walking to school in Plaka (the old part of ...

Mark Gongloff

Papandreou Warns Of 'Vicious Circle' Of Austerity And Recession | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Europe's austerity fever is creating a "vicious circle" of economic pain, former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said on Thursday -...

2011: The Year of Buck-Passing

Richard Barrington | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

Looking back, 2011 may be remembered as the year that world leaders passed the buck. And much to the chagrin of people with savings accounts< and other interest-bearing deposits, this flurry of buck-passing may have doomed them to another year of low interest rates.

GRAPHIC: European Debt Balloons Over The Last Decade

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

Though the European debt crisis has in recent months revolved a small number of countries, most prominently Greece and Italy, issues of sovereign deb...

The Future of Italy

Walter Veltroni | Posted 01.09.2012 | World
Walter Veltroni

One thing is certain: Mr. Berlusconi's parabola of success is near the end, a parabola which has hovered over Italy for years damaging it. His announced resignation is a sign of defeat.

Zorba - Less Dancing, More Work

Eric Margolis | Posted 01.08.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

Why should 330 million Europeans face a financial and likely political meltdown for the sake of 11 million profligate Greeks? They should not.

Greek Prime Minister Reportedly To Resign

Posted 01.06.2012 | Business

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou will step down a temporary new coalition government is decided, CNN reports. One Greek lawmaker tells Reuter...

German Chancellor: Europe Has A Long Road Ahead

Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday it would take a decade before the euro zone was in a better position and there was much work...

Vetoing Democracy: In Athens or Washington, Elites Still Call the Shots

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Plato's aversion to democracy is shared by a lot of powerful people these days. But politicians, especially those whose party derives its name from the democratic principle, would be better off remembering another Greek philosopher: Aristotle.

Report: Greek Prime Minister Agrees To Step Down

Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

ATHENS/CANNES, France (Reuters) - Intense European pressure forced debt-stricken Greece to seek political consensus on a new bailout plan instead of h...

Greek Prime Minister To Shortly Offer Resignation: Report

Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

George Papandreou will shortly "offer to resign" as prime minister of Greece, BBC reports. Greece currently denies that Papandreou has resigned, accor...

After Euro Debacle, Greek Government Verging On Collapse

Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

The Greek government teetered on the brink of collapse on Thursday over plans for a referendum on a euro zone bailout, with defections from the ruling...

Beware Greeks Bearing Teeth

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business
Robert Kuttner

Greece now has the desperation power of the weak. Greek Prime Minister Papandreou's is a brave, nervy, high-stakes move, and one that deserves our respect.