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Strike by cabbies…

Taxis lined up in central Athens yesterday during a 24-hour strike by cabbies. The taxi drivers were protesting the Transport Ministry’s recent decison allowing them to increase their fares by only 5 percent from May 19 as a result of the recent rises in fuel prices. This means that the minimum charge for taking a taxi will be 2.80 euros but the cabbies intend to push for further fare increases.