Tram, rail, subway and bus services shut in Athens and other cities as employees rallied against cuts to bonuses and holiday payments. A walk out by air-traffic controllers forced the cancellation of all 58 flights to and from Athens International Airport between midday and 4 p.m. and the rescheduling of another 135, according to a spokeswoman.
—Bloomberg News, Friday, March 5, 2010, 12:03 p.m. EST
And, of course, there are the ongoing riots.
We leave for Greece a week from today, and my mother is becoming increasingly concerned.
“Perhaps we should cancel Greece, and go to Paris instead” were her words this afternoon.
We continue to monitor developments.