Lawyers call two-day strike this week and next

The country’s lawyers are to walk off the job on March 5 and 6 in protest at the government’s plans to overhaul the judiciary.

Lawyers, who have been opposing a new law opening their sector to competition, also object to a new bill aimed at ensuring fair trials but which they claim interferes with the judicial process.

The lawyers intend to repeat their action on March 15 and 16, and are planning to block the entrance to the Athens Court of First Instance on March 16 in a symbolic protest. 

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