Germanys Merkel says Greece making progress with its reform deserves another chance

Germany’s Merkel says Greece making progress with its reform, deserves another chance by News Staff Posted Oct 13, 2012 9:19 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BERLIN – Germany’s chancellor says she thinks debt-laden Greece is making progress in implementing reforms and austerity measures “step by step.”Angela Merkel said in her weekly video podcast published Saturday that Greece’s progress is slower than hoped “but on this matter we should always give Greece another chance.”Merkel’s comments appeared to signal a further shift in Germany’s position toward showing more patience even though Athens has fallen behind on the ambitious reforms and cuts it must implement in return for bailout loans.The subtle shift comes amid calls from the International Monetary Fund to give Greece two more years to meet the agreed targets.Merkel, who visited Athens Tuesday, has said that extending the timeframe for Greece’s reforms can only be decided after a creditors’ assessment expected within weeks. read more

Wanted £45anhour cleaners must work naked and only women may apply

first_imgOwner Laura Smith said she had the idea after a nudist asked if he could be naked while she cleaned for him.The majority who use the service are nudists, she said.”We started in London two years ago and it’s proved really popular, so we’re expanding. We’ve had quite a lot of female interest for this kind of work.”It’s a service for the nudist community. We are a cleaning company. There’s nothing sexual about the business at all.”The majority of our clients are nudists. I must stress that the cleaners are completely nude. They clean properly, they are not pretending.”So the client is getting the benefit of a nice experience and a professional clean for an hour or for however much is paid for.”The company is believed to take a cut of up to £20 per hour. A cleaning company is offering £45 an hour for women who are prepared to work naked.London-based Naturist Cleaners is recruiting female staff “of all ages and figures” to clean private houses across the UK while wearing just slippers and gloves.Clients – the majority of whom are nudists, according to the agency – are charged £65 for the first hour and £55 for each hour after, and must agree to a strict “no touch” and no pictures or video policy.The company said it offers three services: with the client nude, with the cleaner nude, or both. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more