Health minister Manuel Pizarro
Lightening his load ahead of the election campaign trail, Manuel Pizarro defers decisions on euthanasia regulations. Image: ANTÓNIO COTRIM/LUSA

Regulations on euthanasia law deferred to next government

Portugal’s Socialist Party government will not issue regulations on the euthanasia law and has decided to include the issue in the transition dossier for the executive that emerges from the elections on March 10, 2024, health minister Manuel Pizarro has announced. Effectively dodging another ‘thorny’ issue (having already ditched talks with striking doctors, again because of the elections), the minister told Lusa that “the process of regulating the law is under development and will be an integral part of the transition dossier”.