Prime Minister and ruling PASOK party president George Papandreou, in an address at a conference organised by his party's women's sector on the subject of "100 years of women's struggles", emphasised that "the political, legal, social and economic dimensions of gender equality and women's rights is an inseparable and self-evident part of democracy's operation."

He also referred to policies developed by PASOK as a movement, as a government, saying "we are proud because the equality of genders, the policies against discriminations and recognition of the rights of women were among our basic priorities."