Transport minister to meet with striking taxi owners on Friday

Infrastructures, transport and networks minister Yiannis Ragoussis is due hold separate meetings with striking taxi owners and drivers on Friday.
The meeting comes after an appeal by prime minister George Papandreou to the strikers on Wednesday to enter into dialogue with the government.
Ragoussis will first meet with the federation of taxi owners, followed by the unions of taxi drivers and with representatives of tourist coach owners.
The minister is expected to present his own proposals for the deregulation of the taxi profession, which he said will be the basis for further discussions.
Taxi owners have said that they will bring their own set of proposals to the meeting, which are based on a previous arrangement for deregulation of the profession that had been agreed with preceding transport minister Dimitris Reppas and was drafted into a Presidential Decree.
Meanwhile, Ragoussis will brief the parliamentary standing committee on economics on Tuesday on the stand-off with the taxi owners.

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