Members of a Greek labor union blockaded the stock market in Athens, Greece on Tuesday.
Greece, the recent center of European economic troubles, continues to suffer the effects of recession, coupled with large-scale striking and protest in the face of so-called "austerity measures" by the government there.
The protests and strikes have disrupted travel and business all across the European Union, bringing with them a continued slow fall for the euro as well as renewed questions for EU leaders in Brussels, Belgium.
The recent falling comparative price of the euro may also have negative effects on the dollar, as the two are closely linked by commerce.
It's therefore imperative for the Western world that the Greek economy improves and that the Greek government heed the complaints of its citizens, in order to halt the strikes.