Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Annette Schavan, Second minister in Chancellor Angela Merkel's government to be found guilty of plagiarism

The German minister for eduction is under pressure to resign after being stripped of her philosophy doctorate for alleged plagiarism.

Annette Schavan, a close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel, has been rocked by the decision of the University of Dusseldorf after they said parts of her 1980 doctoral thesis had been copied.

Incredibly, she is the second minister to be accused of plagiarism in the German government after defence minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was also found to have copied work for his thesis and quit in 2011.