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Athens official: Olympic security will help fight Balkan crime

...across the region, Greece's public order minister said Monday. "Our joint...Voulgarakis met Albanian Public Order Minister Igli Toska as part of a series...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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Greece, Albania to hold Olympic security talks

...will travel to 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/14/oly_412160.shtml
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Athens security chiefs to meet top U.S. security officials

...officials ahead of exercises involving American personnel in March, Greek officials said Monday. A delegation led by Public Order Minister Giorgos Floridis has scheduled meetings beginning Thursday to discuss drills and other security issues with CIA...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/13/oly_400893.shtml
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Athens security chiefs to meet top U.S. security officials

...officials ahead of exercises involving American personnel in March, Greek officials said Monday. A delegation led by Public Order Minister Giorgos Floridis has scheduled meetings beginning Thursday to discuss drills and other security issues with CIA...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/13/oly_400894.shtml
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Police told to maintain guard during Olympics

...Tuesday they must not let 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/09/oly_418416.shtml
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Greece security to balance secuity with Olympics celebration

...without taking away from 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/23/oly_409727.shtml
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Greek police training for suicide attacks

...bombings during the Olympics and have planned for attacks like the one carried out against the Moscow subway. Public Order Minister Giorgos Floridis also said Tuesday a U.S.-led anti-terrorist exercise would take place after Greece holds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/11/oly_404241.shtml
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Olympic security preparations advancing 'smoothly'

...are moving ahead 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/01/oly_410748.shtml
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Greek police step up patrols

...the most elaborate and 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/02/oly_420942.shtml
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U.S. Sixth Fleet commander visits Athens as Greece boosts Olympic security

...terrorist attacks in Spain. 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/16/oly_408963.shtml
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