George Papandreou

Imagine a European democracy without borders

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Filmed Jan 2013 at TEDGlobal 2013
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Greece has been the poster child for European economic crisis, but former Prime Minister George Papandreou wonders if it's just a preview of what's to come. “Our democracies," he says, "are trapped by systems that are too big to fail, or more accurately, too big to control” — while "politicians like me have lost the trust of their peoples." How to solve it? Have citizens re-engage more directly in a new democratic bargain.

George Papandreou
/ Former Prime Minister of Greece

George Papandreou draws on lessons learned from the Greek debt crisis as he helps guide the EU through difficult waters.  Full bio.

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