Greece's Latest Nightmare: No Taxis


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The FT reports that Athens’ taxi drivers are holding a 48 hour strike in Athens.The action comes in protest to government plans to ease restrictions on new taxi drivers. Athens already has a large number of taxis for a European city and fares are cheaper than in many cities.

Taxi drivers are blocking routes to the airport and the main harbor in an attempt to disrupt Athens’ still-important tourist industry, reports Reuters.

According to the FT:

Tourists filled most trains on Monday on metro lines to Athens airport and Piraeus, a hub for ferry connections to the Aegean Islands. Hotels arranged shuttle buses to the airport to connect with early morning flights.

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