George and Amal Clooney Discuss Refugee Crisis With Angela Merkel

Superstar George Clooney and human rights lawyer wife Amal Clooney, Friday met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss Europe’s refugee crisis.

Merkel has attempted to lead a generous and tolerant reaction to the tide of migrants entering Europe from North Africa, the Middle East and Afghanistan. But her plans to allow some 800,000 refugees into Germany have caused anger from other parts of Europe, as well as within Germany and even within her own party.

George Clooney has shown himself to be one of the most politically-engaged Hollywood heavyweights, while London-based Amal Clooney specializes in high profile international and human rights cases. Her clients have included Julian Assange and Yulia Tymoshenko.

The three reportedly met for an hour this morning at the Chancellor’s offices in Berlin.

The Clooneys Thursday attended the opening night gala of the Berlin Film Festival, where George Clooney starred in Coen brothers movie “Hail, Caesar!”

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