George Papandreou

Imagine a European democracy without borders

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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.

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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.

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