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Political Salon Konz - “Who does death belong to?” on May 14th

Political Salon Konz - “Who does death belong to?” on May 14th

The "Political Salon Konz" is an initiative that was launched more than five years ago by politically interested Konz citizens. The motto of the Political Salon is: Democracy needs political discussion. In the Politische Salon Konz, the focus is on the discussion between the participants. All interested parties from the area of the Konz Association of Municipalities are cordially invited to contribute their point of view, to represent a point of view, even if they are still unsure about it, but also without being afraid to ask questions to which perhaps nobody has an answer. In this sense, a number of explosive and difficult topics have already been discussed at the Political Salon.

The next event is on Sunday, May 14, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Konzer Doktor Bürgersaal, Wiltingerstraße 10-12 . On this day, the "Politische Salon Konz" will deal with a particularly sensitive problem, but one that is nevertheless urgent for many people for various reasons: On February 26th, 2020, the Federal Constitutional Court ruled that the then current legal ban on "commercial suicide assistance" (§217 StGB) declared unconstitutional and repealed. Since then there has been a broad, controversial debate about the consequences to be drawn from this. The positions range from the demand for a "right to last resort" and the refraining from a new version of §217 to three different draft laws with more or less restrictive conditions for assisted suicide.

The Political Salon does not aim to debate the moral pros and cons of suicide and euthanasia. Rather, it is about the exchange about the background and the core of the judgment of the Federal Constitutional Court as well as about current positions and draft laws. As an expert, Benjamin Knops, judge at the social court, will help.

The project Politischer Salon Konz is supported by the Stiftung Mitarbeit ( ) and through the partnership for democracy in the Konz municipality (, funded by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth as part of the federal program "Live Democracy!". More info at