What countries in Europe permit euthanasia?

In April of 2002, the Netherlands became the first country in Europe to legally sanction euthanasia, shortly followed by Belgium in September 2002. While it is still a massive subject of debate with many complicated moral dilemmas raging as we speak, the principle issues affecting its legality involve what is referred to as active euthanasia and passive euthanasia. Passive euthanasia, also called assisted suicide, is when a doctor stops treatment of a patient who has willingly consented to his or her death either at the time or in written form prior. In the Netherlands for example, nearly 3,800 official cases occurred

France, Italy, Spain, and Britain are still