A group of politicians from the European Parliament and national parliaments have called for the admission of Hong Kong people to Europe via a so-called “Lifeboat Scheme”. In view of the political situation, the EU must give Hong Kong people a simple and direct way to obtain temporary residence and work permits in the European Union, the politicians wrote in an open letter to EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen and EU Council President Charles Michel on Wednesday. The letter was signed by German politicians Reinhard Bütikofer and Engin Eroglu, as well as Members of the Bundestag Margarete Bause and Gyde Jensen, among others.
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