Like many other recent attempts by Greek governments, a compromise has been reached but ineffective again. Greek parliament is expected to vote a law that does not repeal the restrictive criteria for issuing a taxi licence, but only changes them.
"We will not allow such a thing, this is an election trick," said the Mayor of the northern Greek municipality. The residents of Neapoli and Kozani, supported by regional authorities, will oppose the project.
For fears of attacks on politicians, Athens and major cities in Greece will become impenetrable fortresses. Police officers have been ordered to use batons and tear gas in case of need as well as to make preventive arrests.