George Papandreou

As Markets Demand Solutions, The EU Struggles For Democratic Legitimacy

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK

Its economics, clearly, has run ahead of its politics, but the financial crisis has highlighted another existential threat to the EU - its legitimacy ...

The EU Debt Crisis: A Platform for Reflection

Amarjot Sidhu | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Politics
Amarjot Sidhu

The pivotal thing that must be done in these times is to learn to prevent such a catastrophe from arising in the future. Crucial reforms need to be made in the Euro: stronger fiscal and monetary union as well as a change in the democratic system which is seen to have all its power concentrated in Brussels, not with the people, where it should belong.

Eurozone Crisis Deepens Amid Fears Italy May Need A Bailout That Europe Can Not Afford

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK

The crisis in the eurozone deepened on Wednesday as Italy appeared to be headed towards needing a bailout that the European Union can ill afford, desp...

Greek Crisis: Prime Minister George Papandreou And Opposition Leader Agree On Unity Government

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

Greek political leaders have reached an initial agreement to form a government of national unity in order to implement a critical debt bailout deal. ...

Greek Crisis: Papandreou and Samaras Hold Talks With President To Discuss Unity Government

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

The Greek president is holding talks between socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou and the opposition leader Antonis Samaras. Papandreou and h...

George Papandreou Expected To Resign As Greek Prime Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou is expected to resign his office. The leader of the socialists Pasok party met with opposition leaders on S...

The Week That Was

Carla Buzasi | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

The fireworks started early this week, with shocks in store for nearly everyone, not least the Eurozone's leaders, who went into November probably feeling, if not smug, then at least satisfied they had a plan for Greece's debt crisis. George Papandreou clearly had other ideas. Having announced plans for a referendum on the proffered financial bail-out, the Greek prime minister managed to dominate the news agenda throughout the week, throwing the G20 summit into turmoil, sending stock markets falling, narrowly survive a vote of no confidence and starting to plan a new coalition government all in the space of five days.

The Fall of Europe?

Amin Elmubarak | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Politics
Amin Elmubarak

So now Papandreou is stuck between accepting the crippling demands of the EU and IMF in order to guarantee the bailout - losing his political career in the process; or refuse the demands and risk economic pressure that would force Greece to utilise Article 50.

Opposition Party's Call For Snap Elections Threatens To Derail Greek Bailout Plan

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

George Papandreou is due to meet Antonis Samaras, the leader of Greece’s New Democracy party, on Sunday in the hope of ending the political deadlock...

Papandreou Faces Challenge As Opposition Calls For Election

BBC | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

Greek PM George Papandreou has said efforts to form a new government of national unity must get under way soon. Mr Papandreou said these were "crit...

G20 Branded 'A Failure' With Greek Crisis Showing No Signs Of Ending

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Politics

The G20 Summit in Cannes has largely been branded a failure by political pundits, with David Cameron warning the continued uncertainty surrounding the...

Papandreou Survives No-Confidence Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has survived the crucial no-confidence vote on his leadership. Members of the Greek parliament returned a re...

G20 Leaders Struggle To Find Eurozone Solution

PA | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

World leaders have drawn a blank in their efforts to resolve the eurozone crisis, as the G20 summit ended with no agreement on crucial measures to sho...

Passing Bailout Package A 'National Priority', Says PM

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

George Papandreou has called the securing of the eurozone bailout a “national priority” for Greece. Speaking to the parliament before the crun...

How Screwed Are We This Week: To Hellenic Handcart?

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

Greek Prime Minister threw his more powerful European counterparts into disarray this week by deciding that, having invented democracy, Greece was goi...

Greek PM Faces Confidence Vote After Bailout Referendum Is Scrapped

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

Europe is nervously awaiting the outcome of a crunch confidence vote for the Greek prime minister George Papandreou which could determine the future o...

Greek Crisis: Markets Rise After Bailout Referendum U-Turn

PA | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

Investors have returned to the market amid reports Greece was increasingly likely to call off its referendum on the eurozone rescue package. The FT...

Greek Crisis: George Papandreou Asked To Resign By Leader Of Opposition

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou could leave office if a coalition government is formed following a confidence vote in parliament on Friday, acc...

Greece 'Scraps' Eurozone Bailout Referendum

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

The Greek government has scrapped plans to hold a referendum on the eurozone bailout, as pressure mounts on Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou. ...

Greek Government Teeters As Finance Minister Breaks Ranks On Referendum

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos has opened a rift in the country's government by publicly rejecting the notion of a referendum on euro memb...

Euro Deal On The Brink As Greek Cabinet Agrees To Papandreou's Gamble

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou faces a difficult conversation with his French and German counterparts in Cannes on Wednesday after his cabinet...

Eurozone Teeters On Brink Of Collapse Following Greek PM's Announcement Of A Referendum

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

German chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy will meet on Wednesday in a desperate bid to keep the eurozone from collapsing. T...

Merkel And Sarkozy Reiterate Commitment To Keep Greece In Eurozone

The huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have reaffirmed their commitment to keep Greece in the eurozone following an eme...

Reuters: Greece PM Says Second Bailout Needed Urgently

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2011 | UK

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said the euro zone and International Monetary Fund must quickly approve a second bailout for his country to avo...