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Portugal's parliament makes third attempt to legalise euthanasia
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New law allowing assisted suicide comes into effect in Austria
Assisted suicide is legal in Switzerland and has been decriminalised in several European countries, including Spain, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
Austria to allow tightly limited right to assisted suicide
From next year, people who are chronically seriously ill or have no prospect of recovery will be able to state their will to die.
Assisted dying pod you can 3D print yourself approved in Switzerland
A review of the pod found no legal obstacles preventing its use in Switzerland, but critics fear its goal to "democratise" voluntary euthanasia with AI brings new risks.
Portugal's president vetoes law legalising euthanasia
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said the wording of the second draft still needs "clarification".
New Zealand legalises assisted dying for the terminally ill
It comes more than a year after almost two-thirds of New Zealanders voted in favour of the law in a referendum.
Portugal’s parliament approves revised bill legalising euthanasia
Parliament passed the first version of the bill in January, but President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa had asked the Constitutional Court to review it.
'Suicide powder' may have killed dozens, say Dutch prosecutors
Only strict medically-approved assisted suicide is legal in the Netherlands.
Is Italy set for a referendum on legalising euthanasia?
As a country deeply entrenched in its Catholic roots, euthanasia – a practice condemned by the Church’s teaching – has long been a deeply controversial topic.
Italy moves closer to a referendum on legalising euthanasia
A petition to legalise euthanasia in Italy has been signed by enough people to hold a referendum on the subject.
Spain legalises euthanasia and assisted suicide
"Today we are a more human, fairer and freer country," said Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez after Spanish lawmakers approved the euthanasia bill on Thursday.
Portugal's constitutional court blocks law decriminalising euthanasia
The court said the law is too imprecise in identifying the circumstances under which assisted suicide procedures can occur.
Portuguese President orders constitutional review of euthanasia law
The President said the legislation appears "excessively imprecise," potentially creating a situation of "legal uncertainty." The law was approved by a significant majority in parliament three weeks ago.
Portuguese MPs vote for euthanasia, bringing new law a step closer
The proposed law allowing euthanasia and assisted suicide for terminally ill and gravely injured people now goes to Portugal's President for approval.
Majority of Spanish MPs vote in favour of law allowing euthanasia
The conservative opposition parties voted against the government's assisted dying bill, with one party claiming the law was "a defeat for everyone, a failure for our health system and our society".
New Zealand votes to legalise euthanasia but not marijuana
People voted 65% in favour of supporting an End of Life Choice Act that gives people with a terminal illness the option of requesting assisted dying.
Facebook blocks man’s planned end-of-life livestream
Facebook has blocked the live broadcast of a chronically ill man, who intended to livestream his death on the platform.
German court rules assisted suicide ban violates citizens' rights
A judge said in a ruling that a 2015 law, which banned assisted suicide when being conducted on a “business basis”, was unconstitutional
Francisco Luzón: 'I think about death every day. But I want to live'
Luzón, who suffers from ALS, thinks about death every day - but only for five minutes.
Euthanasia debate: 'If my family suffers, I want the right to die'
As Spain debates euthanasia, the sick ask to be heard: "If I'm making my family suffer because I have no strength left in my body, I want to die. I want to have that right"
Portugal is a step closer to legalising euthanasia
The debate took place against a background of protests outside parliament in Lisbon
Portuguese parliament debates assisted death
In 2018 the approval of assisted death fell short by only five votes
Belgian court acquits three doctors in landmark euthanasia case
Belgium is among a few countries that allow doctors to kill patients at their request, and one of two that allow it for people with a mental illness.
Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort ends life through euthanasia
Euthanasia is legal in Belgium and the athlete had announced her intentions after the Rio Games in 2016 to follow that path if her condition worsened.
Italy's top court rules assisted suicide not always a crime
The constitutional court was asked to examine the case of Fabiano Antoniani, aka DJ Fabo, a music producer, left tetraplegic and blind by a traffic accident five years ago.
Where in Europe is assisted dying legal?
Euronews examines the regulations of euthanasia and assisted suicide in the European Union.
Dutch doctor cleared over euthanasia of women with dementia
The unnamed doctor performed euthanasia on the 74-year-old as she had previously made a living will asking for it if her condition deterioated