When Denmark’s prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, voiced her support on legalising euthanasia, other Scandinavian countries took notice.
Although it is legal in some European countries, euthanasia is still a controversial subject in a large part of the continent. On this page, you can find articles and opinion pieces on this subject.
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Two French doctors worry about the possible legalisation of euthanasia for people with psychological problems. They are afraid of severe abuses of the system.
Many are afraid of dying in much pain. Therefore, many people in Denmark want to legalise euthanasia. However, this may cause a cultural slide, doctor Gorm Greisen from Denmark fears.
Is it an act of compassion to supply a suicide drug to people who no longer want to live? The Dutch organisation NPV – Care for life strongly opposes this suggestion. The recent conviction for distributing suicide drugs was justified, they say.
A German doctor cannot import suicide drugs from Switzerland to accommodate patients with a death wish.
A Dutch man who sold a lethal drug to people who wanted to commit suicide has to serve a prison sentence of 3.5 years.
The German government wanted euthanasia to be regulated before the summer recess last week. The Bundestag thought otherwise; it wanted more time.
The Bundestag voted on Thursday morning on euthanasia reform in Germany. Deputies rejected both bills.
The German Bundestag will discuss the possibilities of a new end-of-life law on Thursday. But the Protestant Church disagrees with that.
The Committee of Social Affairs of the French Senate is clear in its judgment about a possible new euthanasia law in the country. For them, this is a no-go.