Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa vetoes euthanasia bill again

Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has vetoed for the second time a law allowing terminally ill people to seek assistance from a doctor to end their lives, effectively postponing the legislation until a new parliament is elected. The veto, announced late on Monday, cited language used in the bill to describe terminal conditions that… Read More Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa vetoes euthanasia bill again

Snap elections imminent as Portugal’s parliament rejects 2022 budget bill

Portugal’s parliament threw out the minority Socialist government’s 2022 budget bill on Wednesday, paving the way for snap elections and ending six years of relative political stability under Prime Minister Antonio Costa. Costa’s hard-left former allies sided with the conservatives to defeat the bill that envisaged income tax cuts for the middle class and increased… Read More Snap elections imminent as Portugal’s parliament rejects 2022 budget bill

Portugal’s top court rejects euthanasia legalisation bill

Portugal’s Constitutional Court on Monday rejected as unconstitutional a bill approved by parliament earlier this year to allow terminally ill patients to seek assistance from a doctor to end their lives. The decision came after the country’s recently re-elected President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, a conservative, asked the court to evaluate the legislation on the… Read More Portugal’s top court rejects euthanasia legalisation bill

Portugal’s parliament approves legalisation of euthanasia

Portugal’s parliament voted on Friday to legalise euthanasia, with the country set to become the seventh in the world to allow terminally ill patients to seek assistance from a doctor to end their life. People aged over 18 will be allowed to request assistance in dying if they are terminally ill and suffering from “lasting”… Read More Portugal’s parliament approves legalisation of euthanasia

Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa tests positive for coronavirus

Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who is seeking a second term in an election on January 24, has tested positive for the coronavirus but has so far shown no symptoms, his office said on Monday. The 72-year-old had one major presidential debate scheduled for Tuesday, as well as a meeting with health experts to… Read More Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa tests positive for coronavirus

Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa announces intention to run for second term

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa’s announcement on Monday that he was running for office again in next month’s election may have been long anticipated – but confirming his candidacy at a Lisbon bakery was not. Rebelo de Sousa, known for his fondness for selfies and sometimes light-hearted media appearances, had been hoping to make… Read More Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa announces intention to run for second term