George Papandreou: Imagine a European democracy without borders

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希腊前总理在2013TEDGlobal上的演讲。虽然好像也没提出什么行之有效的解决方法,不过这个呼吁和概念还是很值得关注和探讨的。

整体来说这位大叔还是挺实干的,不过当初的公投选错了时间,是个满腔热情但是好像经常时运不济的大叔。

当然演讲之初他就说了,不会提供任何解决方案,但希望人们Rethink, actually take risks and get involved in what he see as a global evolution of democracy

重新思考,学会冒险,并投身于他所认为的全球性民主运动当中来。哈!

George Papandreou, a third-generation scion of Greece’s defining political dynasty, entered the global spotlight with his attempts to re-invent his country during the darkest hours of the European debt crisis. Upon becoming Prime Minister in 2009, his government inherited a deficit that was much larger than had been reported. As PM, he implemented major changes and reforms, but was overtaken by events beyond his government’s control.

Papandreou resigned his Prime Minister post in November 2011 as part of a deal to pave the way for a coalition government to restore Grecian stability, but remains a powerful figure as an MP and as President of the Socialist International.

As he says: “We do have a choice. Either we empower Europe and its citizens and become a catalyst for humanizing our global economy, or globalization will dehumanize our societies and undermine the European project. As a citizen of Europe, I vote for the first choice.”