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Hosting NATO: Bucharest Goes All Out to Prepare for Summit

Tina Wolfe Tuesday, April 1, 2008

BUCHAREST, Romania -- While heads of state and defense ministers prepare to hash out important issues related to NATO operations, enlargement and emerging security threats from Afghanistan and the Balkans to Iraq, Bucharest is undergoing a frenzy of logistical preparation and aesthetic transformation that is both energizing and stressing Romanians.

This week, an estimated 6,500 visitors -- 3,000 delegates and 3,500 journalists -- will descend on Bucharest to attend the April 2-4 NATO Summit, for which Romanian authorities have been vigorously planning since March 2007, and which promises to be NATO's largest summit ever. ...

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