ME AND MY DEATH The Right to Euthanasia


By Alexandros Velios


ON WHOSE AUTHORITY, who gives the right to religion, the law, medicine, the others, to choose on my behalf but without consulting me, the way, the place and the time I am allowed to die?
On whose authority do the powers that wish to set boundaries to our lives take away from us the freedom of choice to our death?
A renowned Greek journalist and his death, face-to-face…
A sincere life confession under the phantom of inexistence…
And at the same time, a genuine manifest that defends the fundamental right of man to his death, interpreting and refuting all taboos – religious, medical, social – that keep on blocking the subject of euthanasia…
Alexandros Velios’s personal unfair battle mobilizes hearts and consciences…


Alexandros Velios

Alexandros Velios was born on 14-5-1953 in Athens. He studied Philosophy in Paris (PARIS IV). He started his journalistic career at VIMA (1978-80). He switched to Takis Lamprias's MESIMBRINI in 1980, where he remained as a diplomatic and then political editor until 1986. He was the first director of the Piraeus KANALI municipal radio in 1987, and then took over as director of information at the emblematic KANALIOU K of R 15. From 1990 he started to present his own show on the TV CHANNEL 29 of the band Kouri, with which he continued to collaborate in all phases of its evolution (CHANNEL 5, ECHTRA, ALTER). He was a political advisor to Dimitris Daskalopoulos, during his groundbreaking 8-year term in the presidency of SEV (2006-2014). Since 1995 he has been in charge of the series of MICROMEGA essays in ROES publications, in the context of which he published, among others: The historical-political essay "The correspondence of Karamanlis self-exile", a comparative study Thucydides-Machiavelli Demosthenes-Isocrates, as well as a number of translations (Montesquieu, Pascal, Zola, Lafarge, Valerie, Michault, Herault de Sechelles, Mandeville, Pessoa, etc.). His book "Me and my death - The right to euthanasia" was published in early June 2016, three months before his death and highlighted a topic that remains taboo in our country. The uproar he caused, combined with his personal unequal struggle, led to an unexpectedly large stream of support for the legalization of euthanasia.

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