The ruling PASOK Parliamentary deputies on Thursday sent a letter to Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Minister Yiannis Ragoussis expressing their disagreement with the proposed plan for liberalising the taxi sector. A copy of the letter was also sent to Prime Minister George Papandreou, the PASOK party secretary and its rapporteur for transport issues. The MPs call on Ragoussis to begin dialogue with taxi drivers, question whether the proposed measures transferring the licences to the state are constitutional and ask that population criteria be taken into account.

The first MP signing the letter is Dimitris Papoutsis and the rest are all elected in the periphery.