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Greece, Albania to hold Olympic security talks

...neighboring Albania this week to discuss bolstering security for this summer's Athens Games. Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis will meet with counterpart Igli Toska and Albanian Prime Minister Fatos Nano on Wednesday, in the first of a series...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/14/oly_412160.shtml
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Police told to maintain guard during Olympics

...their guard down during the Olympics despite the lack of a clear terrorist threat so far. Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis addressed 1,500 police officers assigned to help secure the northern port of Thessaloniki during the Aug. 13-29...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/09/oly_418416.shtml
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Greek official: Last week's bombings on Olympic countdown day 'high treason'

...Greece's image and its security efforts for the Olympics, the public order minister said Tuesday. The minister, Giorgos Voulgarakis, was in Washington for talks on efforts to safeguard the games when the bombings occurred May 5, the start of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/12/oly_415383.shtml
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Greek police step up patrols

...costly security network in Olympic history. "For us, the Olympic Games start today," Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis said. "They start today for the Greek police, the armed forces and the coast guard." Voulgarakis said officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/02/oly_420942.shtml
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Olympic security preparations advancing 'smoothly'

...without problems. "The planning of security for the Olympic Games is going smoothly," said Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis after leading an Olympic security meeting that included organizing committee officials. But the meeting focused...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/01/oly_410748.shtml
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Greece security to balance secuity with Olympics celebration

...the games' air of celebration, the country's top law enforcement official said Monday. Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis also said Greece's NATO allies will help safeguard the nation's airspace and offer intelligence on possible...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/23/oly_409727.shtml
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Athens official: Olympic security will help fight Balkan crime

...crime, not just during the Olympics but afterward, too," Giorgos Voulgarakis said. Voulgarakis met Albanian Public Order Minister Igli...illegal commerce is an open wound," Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/27/oly_413647.shtml
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U.S. Sixth Fleet commander visits Athens as Greece boosts Olympic security

...U.S. Vice Adm. Henry Ulrich, who directs the Navy's 6th Fleet, held talks with Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis in an unannounced visit just three days after Greece formally requested help from its NATO allies to safeguard...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/16/oly_408963.shtml
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Chief Olympics organizer insists Athens will be safe

...hijackings to a "dirty bomb" attack. "We will have many such meetings in the future," Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis said. Olympic security is costing Athens a record $800 million for the Aug. 13-29 games. Greece last week...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/17/oly_409074.shtml
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Greek security official pleased with results of four-day Olympic exercise

...and evaluate the country's ability to offer a secure environment in Olympic venues," Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis said. "We are very pleased with the way things are developing." The drill was observed by senior officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/18/oly_415999.shtml
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