Saturday, 13 February 2016

Angela Merkel Hosts George And Amal Clooney in Berlin

Germany's leader has held talks with film star George Clooney in light of the actor's interest in helping refugees. The actor was in town for the Berlin Film Festival, which was also highlighting the plight of migrants.


German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted George Clooney and his wife, renowned human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, in Berlin on Friday to discuss Europe's refugee crisis. The Clooneys, who are in town for the Berlin Film Festival, offered to lend whatever support they could as Europe struggles to cope with the influx.

Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert wrote on Twitter that the pair held talks with the chancellor on refugee policies and their involvement with the International Rescue Committee, the New York-based humanitarian aid organization run by former British MP David Miliband, who also attended the 40-minute meeting.


The actor told reporters on Thursday that he would be meeting with Merkel "to talk about and ask what messages and what things we can do... to help." When asked how he felt about the German leader's policies on the migrant crisis, he said "I absolutely agree" with it.

The Clooneys met with a group of refugees living in the German capital later on Friday.

This year's Berlin Film Festival is putting refugees in the spotlight by publicly announcing its intention to act as a role model for tolerance in Germany - and by offering free tickets to asylum seekers.


Germany took in 1.1 million refugees in 2015. At the onset of the crisis, Merkel introduced an open-door policy that has come under an increasing amount of criticism in recent months. The condemnation heightened after a series of sexual assaults in the city of Cologne on New Year's Eve, as many of the perpetrators were said to have been asylum seekers.

m.dw.com cullage.



8 comments:

kowmah said...

OK nice initiative, cute couple...

Iphie dearie said...

The woman that captured our Bachelor of life...

Gorgeous couple!

Miss Ess said...

Seen

Linda said...

Good for them

Adeniji Bisi said...

Nice one Madam..am proud of you

Mc Pinky

cheenyeacah said...

This my Ocean series actor crush....

Bae Bae said...

I was here

Nazzy Jay said...

So our king of bachelors has been taken. Thank God.