after leaving the de gooijers, i drove northwards, bisecting hectares of plant nurseries, skirting tesla’s european factory, to a conference organised by the nvve apart from being the parent organisation of the levenseindekliek, the nvve, with its membership of 170,000 (bigger than any dutch political party) and rolling programme of public meetings, is one of the most powerful interest groups in the netherlands the conference that day was aimed at tackling psychiatrists’ well known opposition to euthanasia for psychiatric cases – in effect, trying to break down the considerable opposition that remains among psychiatrists to euthanising disturbed youngsters like eelco and aurelia