The German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has been visiting Athens. Authorities are treating the event as a major security risk, and thousands of extra police officers are on duty in the Greek capital.
Greek public transport workers have withdrawn their labor to press parliament not to proceed with an austerity bill that would limit trade unions' right to strike. Airlines also warn of cancellations and delays.
Greece's parliament has voted to approve a package of reforms demanded by the country's international lenders in return for fresh bailout funds. But many Greeks turned out to protest against the measures.
Greece has suspended the asylum granted to a Turkish helicopter pilot who fled his country after the failed coup. But his case is far from over, says Nikos Alivizatos, a law professor at the University of Athens.
Greece's once record jobless rate of 27 percent may have dropped seven points since the start of the financial crisis, but nearly six in 10 people are stuck in a market dominated by part-time, on-and-off jobs.
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